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Horace was born in 65 BC in Venosa, Italy.
* He studied in Rome and Athens, and became a friend of Virgil and Maecenas.
* He served as a military tribune under Brutus and Cassius, but was pardoned by Octavian.
* He became a close friend of Octavian, and was granted a farm in Sabine.
* He wrote odes, satires, and epistles, which are considered some of the greatest works of Latin literature.
* He died in 8 BC, and was buried near his friend Virgil.

Horace was a prolific writer, and his works have been translated into many languages. He is considered one of the greatest poets of all time, and his work has influenced many other writers, including Dante, Shakespeare, and Goethe.

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.


Pulvis et umbra sumus. (We are but dust and shadow.)


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