How can a man die better Horatius?
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Consequently, how can a man die better meaning?
What is the meaning of this phrase, ''man cannot die better than facing fearful odds''? Etymologically(used very loosely here): it signifies never giving up even in face of insurmountable odds and facing death(choosing to die) rather than giving in to challenges and adversity… like being martyred/dying like a soldier”.
Likewise, how did Horatius keep the bridge? Horatius Cocles ("Cyclops," so named because he had lost one of his eyes in the wars) was the keeper of the Gate of Rome. He stood in front of the bridge and held off the Etruscans until the Romans could put the bridge out of commission. Tarquinius Superbus was to be the last of the kings of Rome.
Also to know, who wrote Horatius at the bridge?
Thomas Babington Macaulay
What did Horatius say on the bridge?
“Then at least chop the bridge down while I hold them off alone,” Horatius pleaded. He stood on the bridge and faced the Etruscan army alone. “Who among you is brave enough to face a Roman soldier,” he shouted. The Etruscans threw spears at him.