Many brave men lived before Agamemnon, but all unwept and unknown they sleep in endless night, for they had no poets to sound their praises.

Horace (65-8 BC) Roman poet and satirist [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]
Odes [Carmina], Book 4, Ode 9, l. 25

Alt. trans.: "Brave men were living before Agamemnon."
Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 8-Dec-10
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