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Horatius At the Bridge Text and Guide [Paperback]

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Pages   76
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 8.75" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2006
Publisher   Memoria Press
ISBN  1930953720  
EAN  9781930953727  

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The Lays of Ancient Rome are five ballads written by the Englishman, Thomas Babington Macaulay, and published in 1842. These ballads (lays) celebrate events and heroes in ancient Roman history, and Horatius at the Bridge is the most famous of Macaulay's ballads. Ballads are narratives that are composed and sung orally. In more primitive societies, before the development of writing, they were an essential means of remembering and celebrating the past. There are, however, no existing ballads from the ancient Romans. Macaulay thought these ballads must have existed and probably served as a primary source for Roman historians, such as Livy. And so Macaulay wrote The Lays of Ancient Rome, ballads that celebrate famous events in Roman history, written in a style and meter that would be appropriate for the ancient Romans. The Lays carry messages about values, patriotism, courage, and sacrifice that Macaulay considered relevant to his own time. Horatius at the Bridge is the ballad that might have been, had it not been lost in time. Macaulay published his Lays in 1842 and considered them a trifle. His trifle was a publishing phenomenon and since its first release, has never been out of print. Horatius at the Bridge has been a favorite of school children and a staple of classical education for over a century. Two authors who refer to the poem as a memorable part of their education are Winston Churchill, who reports having memorized the whole poem at Harrow, and V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, who declares in his art history series for children that it is his favorite poem. I always tell our students that it is one of my favorite poems, too. At Highlands Latin School our sixth graders study Horatius at the Bridge in the Winter Term and are challenged to memorize the whole poem (70 stanzas). Students who accomplish this remarkable feat receive the coveted Winston Churchill Award at the Closing School Ceremony. - Cheryl Lowe, Founder, Highlands Latin School This text includes the full ballad, Horatious at the Bridge, plus a complete student guide with exercises, maps, history, and test. Student exercises include: Definitions of words used in the poem, Explanations of phrases, Identification of persons in the context of the poem, Location of place names through the use of maps, Reading questions, Summarizations of individual verses that have a common thread, Research of poem references

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800-59) was widely admired throughout his life for his prose, poetry, political acumen and oratorical skills. Among the most successful and enthralling histories ever written, his "History of England" won instantaneous success following the publication of its first volumes in 1849, and was rapidly translated into most European languages.

Thomas Babington Macaulay was born in 1800 and died in 1859.

Thomas Babington Macaulay has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Penguin Classics

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