How can a man die better Horatius?
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”.
Also to know, who wrote Horatius at the bridge?
Thomas Babington Macaulay
“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.