Date de naissance: 16. juillet 239 av. J.-C.
Date de décès: 8. octobre 169 av. J.-C.
Quintus Ennius est né en 239 av. J.-C. à Rudiae, en Messapie , et mort en 169 av. J.-C.. C'est un auteur de l’époque de la République romaine. On le considère comme le « père de la poésie latine ». Bien que seuls des fragments de son œuvre nous aient été conservés , son influence sur la littérature latine fut importante.
As quoted by Festus, in De verborum significatione (Loeb translation)
„Who kindly sets a wand'rer on his way
Does e'en as if he lit another's lamp by his:
No less shines his, when he his friend's hath lit.“
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XVI - translation by Walter Miller
„As a strong horse that has often won on the last lap at Olympia is now resting, tired out by old age.“
As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter V (tr. K. Volk)
As quoted by Varro in De Lingua Latina, Book V
„Your minds that once did stand erect and strong,
What madness swerves them from their wonted course?“
As quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter VI (Loeb translation)
As quoted by Priscianus in Ars Prisciani, Book VI
As quoted by Aulus Gellius in Noctes Atticae (Attic Nights), Book XIX, Chapter X
„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
„One man, by delaying, restored the state to us.
He valued safety more than mob's applause;
Hence now his glory more resplendent grows.“
Of Fabius Maximus Cunctator, as quoted by Cicero in De Senectute, Chapter IV (Loeb translation)
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book II, Chapter 23
As quoted by Marcus Servius Honoratus in In Vergilii carmina comentarii (Commentaries on the poems of Virgil), Book XI https://web.archive.org/web/20141219124307/http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0053%3Abook%3D11%3Acommline%3D306
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