For country ’tis a sweet and seemly thing
To die.

[Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.]

Horace (65-8 BC) Roman poet and satirist [Quintus Horacius Flaccus]
Odes [Carmina], Book 3, Ode 2, l. 13

Alt trans:

  • "Sweet and glorious it is to die for our country." [J. C. Elgood,  The Works of Horace]
Added on 8-Dec-09 | Last updated 9-Jul-10
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