Horace Quotes (716 quotes)
Lessons in language and grammar (1900 edition)
Epistles (c. 20 BC and 14 BC), Book I, Ep. XVIII
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.”
In Latin: "Ingenium res adversa nudare solent, celare secunda"
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Occupation: Poet, soldier
Bio: Quintus Horatius Flaccus, known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. The rhetorician Quintillian regarded his Odes as just about the only Latin lyrics worth reading: He can be lofty sometimes, yet he is also full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.
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