Definition of Lays of Ancient Rome from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Lays of Ancient Rome

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a series of four long poems by Thomas Macaulay published in 1842. Each tells a story from early Roman history. The best known of these is about how Horatius defended a bridge over the River Tiber against the Tuscan army. A later edition in 1848 added stories from modern times.