Farewell to Greek Exempla! Horace, Ars Poetica 285-7

“Our poets have left nothing untried, and deserve some honor for daring to stray off the Greek path, and celebrate our own domestic deeds.”

Nil intemptatum nostri liquere poetae,               285
nec minimum meruere decus uestigia Graeca
ausi deserere et celebrare domestica facta,

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