He gained possession of the Janiculum, and was prevented from entering Rome only by the bravery of Horatius Codes (q.v.).
Horatius Flaccus or Horace (68-8) is both the realist and the idealist of his age.
Horatius was condemned to be scourged to death, but on his appealing to the people his life was spared (Livy i.
Monuments of the tragic story were shown by the Romans in the time of Livy (the altar of Janus Curiatius near the sororium tigillum, the "sister's beam," or yoke under which Horatius had to pass; and the altar of Juno Sororia).