vixere fortes ante Agamemnona
foreign term Etymology: Latin brave men lived before Agamemnon

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • brave men lived before Agamemnon — The exploits of Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, in the Trojan War were celebrated by Homer and by the tragic poets of ancient Greece. The point, made first by Horace, was that heroes need writers to commemorate them if they are to achieve eternal… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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