|C.D. Warner, et al., comp. The Library of the Worlds Best Literature.|
An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.
|By Ennius (239169 B.C.)|
Against the walls
|Many a mighty machine in menace moves.|
An Homeric Simile
Then as a well-fed horse in lordly pride
|Breaking his halter from the stable darts,|
|Rushes across the joyous azure fields|| 5|
|With an exultant heart, oft shakes his mane,|
|While by the eager breath from his hot breast|
|The white foam far is flung.|
A Vaulting Boast
Valiant the Romans as the heavens are high.