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Horatius at the Bridge

Horatius Cocles, a fanciful 1586 engraving by Hendrick Goltzius

Horatius Cocles, a fanciful 1586 engraving by Hendrick Goltzius. Public domain

Then out spake brave Horatius, The Captain of the Gate: “To every man upon this earth Death cometh soon or late. And how can men die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods,

またこれ以上によい死に方があろうか 強敵を向うにまわして 祖先の亡きがらのために 神々の聖堂のために死ぬことほどに?