from ODES - III.30 I HAVE CREATED A MEMORIAL ...
Horace (Q. Horatius Flaccus) trans. Arthur McHugh


Exegi monumentum aere perennius
regalique situ pyramidum altius,
quod non imber edax, non Aquilo inpotens
possit diruere aut innumerabilis
annorum series et fuga temporum.
...


I have created a memorial
loftier than the royal structure of the Pyramids:
it will endure longer than bronze,
and cannot be destroyed by raging storms
nor the wild North wind,
nor by the flight of time
down the countless succession of years.
...

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