Lays of Ancient Rome is by Thomas Babington Macaulay. Originally published in 1842, this immensely popular book of poems was a favorite of Sir Winston Churchill. He committed them to memory, an effort I would recommend, but at the very least they should be read by everyone. Lovers of mythology, history, and poetry will all find this short book well worth the time. A Reader's Corner Highly Recommended Read.
Ratings: 8th grade - 10 out of 10.