Ennius, Varia 17-18

“Let no one honor me with tears nor celebrate my funeral

with weeping. Why? Alive I fly on the mouths of men.”


Nemo me lacrimis decoret nec funera fletu

        faxit. cur? volito vivos per ora virum.


Ennius was a wannabe Homer, like so many; though, like Homer, we still talk about him.

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