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(həˈreɪ ʃəs, hɔ-, hoʊ-)

(Horatius Cocles) a hero of ancient Roman legend, celebrated for his defense of a bridge over the Tiber against the Etruscans.
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What, thinkest thou, was it that flung Horatius in full armour down from the bridge into the depths of the Tiber?
Jessie returned certain odes of one Horatius Flaccus to the corner, and uttered an exclamation.
The king ordered me to play Horatius and keep the bridge.
Jim and I used to say Horatius together, and it was such fun.
He can see the Tiber, and the locality of the bridge which Horatius kept "in the brave days of old" when Lars Porsena attempted to cross it with his invading host.
Luigi Vampa comes to take us, and we take him -- we bring him back to Rome, and present him to his holiness the Pope, who asks how he can repay so great a service; then we merely ask for a carriage and a pair of horses, and we see the Carnival in the carriage, and doubtless the Roman people will crown us at the Capitol, and proclaim us, like Curtius and the veiled Horatius, the preservers of their country." Whilst Albert proposed this scheme, Signor Pastrini's face assumed an expression impossible to describe.
Sheriff Allan McKay fined Sneddon, of Horatius Street, Motherwell, PS500 and disqualified him from driving for 12 months.
Kroll stated that a Horatius da Gama Rose was one of Biwott's lawyers who 'had been involved in questionable links' and been given a 'questionable contract' by Kenya's Treasury - but Kroll had got the wrong lawyer.
Plinio Prioreschi, in his A History of Medicine - Volume III: Roman Medicine (Horatius Press, 1996) reviewed the herbs and drugs used by Roman physicians.
(15) For uses of "seu" see Caesar, Catullus, Cicero, Horatius and Ovid.