Categories art & photography Oath of the Horatii Post author By Mark Newton Post date Monday, December 2, 2013 2 Comments on Oath of the Horatii By Jacques-Louis David, 1784. Tags ancient world By Mark Newton Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things. View Archive → ← Doktor Schnabel von Rom → Latest Whisky Reviews 2 replies on “Oath of the Horatii” This painting always reminds me how I loathed Corneille’s play on the subject and its pompous nonsensical heroism, back then when I was in highschool. I was so irritated I couldn’t even appreciate the language! which is very beautiful. The picture here has the same feeling. I don’t think we really came across his work so much in the UK, certainly in school! Comments are closed.