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date: 02 December 2022

Horatius Cocleslocked

Horatius Cocleslocked

  • Tim Cornell

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In one of the most famous of all Roman legends, Horatius and two companions held the Sublician bridge against the invading army of Lars *Porsenna until it could be demolished, whereupon he swam back to safety across the Tiber. An archaic statue of a one-eyed man, which stood in the Volcanal in the *Comitium, was thought by the Romans to represent Horatius (his surname, Cocles, means ‘one-eyed’).

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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