Happy the man who, far away from business, like the race of men of old, tills his ancestral fields with his own oxen, unbound by any interest to pay.

Beatus ille, qui procul negotiis,
Ut prisca gens mortalium,
Paterna rura bubus exercet suis,
Solutus omni faenore.



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Authentication Score 2

Original Citation

Horace. Epodi [Epodes]. 30 BC, epode 2, l. 1.

Current Citation

Horace. "Epodes." The Complete Odes and Epodes, translated by David West. Oxford University Press, 2008, epode 2, l. 1.