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]
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 Cicero in De Officiis Book I, Chapter VIII - translation by Walter Miller Variant translation: To kingship belongs neither sacred fellowship nor faith.
As quoted by Cicero in De Divinatione, Book II, Chapter XIII
As quoted by Festus, in De verborum significatione (Loeb translation)
„Neither you nor any man alive shall do this unpunished: no, you shall give recompense to me with your life-blood.“
As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia; Book VI, Chapter I Compare: Tu tamen interea calido mihi sanguine poenas persolves amborum, Virgil, Aeneid, Book IX, line 422
„Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Why? I fly, living, through the mouths of men.“
As quoted by Cicero in Tusculanae Disputationes, Book I, chapter XV, section 34
„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)
„where the Gauls stealthily, at the time of night when sleep falls on men, attacked the high citadel and of a sudden stained with blood walls and watchers.“
As quoted by Macrobius in Saturnalia, Book I, Chapter IV (tr. J. Elliott)
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