Tagged: lyric poem

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” from the Odes of Horace

“Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori” from the Odes of Horace

“It is sweet and good (or right) to die for your fatherland,” wrote the poet Horace (Odes III.2.13), and echoes of this idea are seen in requiems and memorials throughout history. “Dulce et decorum...