Dulce et Decorum est

Wilfred Owen’s Greatest Anti-War Poem

Of all the poems of this English soldier and poet, the greatest is Dulce et Decorum est. Those who recognize this Latin phrase will immediately be struck by the intended irony when they read the poem itself, for the contrast between title and verse is inescapably wide. Taken from the ancient works of Horace, the complete phrase reads “Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.”, meaning “It is sweet and honourable to die for your country.” Continue reading Wilfred Owen’s Greatest Anti-War Poem