Dakshin Vijay Latin III AB Mr. Farmer 18 November 2020 Horace Part I Horace was a lyric poet who was famous during the early days of the Roman Empire. In fact his poems were so famous that a roman rhetorician named Quintillian remarked that his lyrical poems “... can be lofty sometimes...full of charm and grace, versatile in his figures, and felicitously daring in his choice of words.” Horace was born South of Italy in December in the year of 65 BC. Fortunately, it was said that Horace’s father spent a considerable amount of money on his education. Due to this, Horace paid tribute to his father in one of his poems. Soon after his father died, he traveled to Athens to continue his studying. While completing his studies, numerous events occurred. It was interesting that Horace actually met Cicero’s son while he pursued his studies. I found this interesting because we learned about Cicero in the previous modules, and the fact that Horace crosses paths with Cicero’s son was quite interesting. After Caesar's assasination, Brutus came to Athens seeking soldiers to support the cause. Since Horace was a well educated Roman, he earned a spot of high ranking. During his time as a soldier, Horace learned much about their lives and routines. I believe that this part of his life probably inspired some of his future poems. After his time serving as a soldier, I can infer that his poems were released.