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Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus is known in the English-speaking
world as simply Horace.
was the preferred
of Ancient Rome, coming from a district of Italy whose dominant
topographical feature is Mount Falernus .
- S. H. Bass
A Wine Of Horace's
P. Adams (1881-1960), American columnist and poet
time I read your mighty line,
Mr. Q. Horatius Flaccus,
praise of many an ancient wine –
twanged a wicked lyre to Bacchus! –
wondered, like a Yankee hick,
that old stuff contained a kick.
when upon a Paris card
glimpsed Falernian, I said: "Waiter,
emulate that ancient bard,
pass upon his merits later."
Mendell, quelque sport,
that we split a quart.
Flaccus, ere I ceased to drink
glasses and a pair of highballs,
could not talk; I could not think;
I was pickled to the eyeballs.
you sopped up Falernian wine,
did you ever write a line?
Else Again (1920)