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Horatius

[huh-rey-shuh s, haw-, hoh-] /həˈreɪ ʃəs, hɔ-, hoʊ-/
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1.
(Publius Horatius Cocles) Roman Legend. a hero celebrated for his defense of the bridge over the Tiber against the Etruscans.
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  • The tale of "how Horatius kept the bridge" pales before this amazing pluck.

  • But now the crowd had leaders, themselves also nobles, Valerius and Horatius.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • They soon reached the bend of the river where Horatius called for volunteers to aid him in defending the city.

    Rafael in Italy Etta Blaisdell McDonald
  • He told us how Horatius kept the bridge in the brave days of old.

  • And in the army of the Romans there were other three, and these born likewise at one birth, whose name was Horatius.

    Stories From Livy Alfred Church
  • Jim and I used to say Horatius together, and it was such fun.

    An Old-fashioned Girl Louisa May Alcott
  • And now came a scene that might have served any painter for a study of Horatius among the Romans after his defense of the bridge.

  • Horatius holding his bridge alone, was nothing compared to me.

  • Here reigned that idyllic peace “far from the madding crowd,” which Horatius Flaccus had sung in his famous odes.

  • This appeal Horatius made, and it was tried before the assembly of Romans.

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