What's in a Word | All Blogs


‘Due measure’ and a sweet treat

By Debra Dobbins

“Due measure” means an appropriate or proper amount. Whenever I heap chocolate ice cream into a large bowl, this phrase is definitely the last thing on my mind.

This quote is attributed to Horace. He was Rome’s foremost lyric poet during the time of Augustus, according to Wikipedia.

Lyric poetry conveys the poet’s thoughts and feelings. In Homer’s time, the poem would be sung and accompanied by a musical instrument called a lyre.

Horace, as imagined by Giacomo Di Chirico
Photo of painting courtesy of Wikipedia

 

COMMENTS

Please Login or Register to leave a comment.




Recent Posts
Don’t need no stinkin’ lettuce
By Penny Stine
Monday, May 4, 2015

THE POET
By Nic.Korte
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Mercy Me, What Happened to the Protest Song?
By David Goe
Friday, May 1, 2015

I give up
By Penny Stine
Thursday, April 30, 2015

Elephant, hard neck and soft neck
By Penny Stine
Tuesday, April 28, 2015


TOP JOBS




THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050; M-F 8:00 - 5:00
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Advertiser Tearsheet
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy