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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 1, line 1 (search)
not have spoiled, To deck your trophies, haughty Babylon? Why wage campaigns that send no laurels home? What lands, what oceans might have been the prize Of all the blood thus shed in civil strife! Where Titan rises, where night hides the stars, 'Neath southern noons with fiery rays aflame, Or where keen frost that never yields to spring In icy fetters binds the Scythian main: Long since barbarian Araxes' stream, And all the distant East, and those who know (If any such there be) the birth of Nile, Had felt our yoke. Then, then, with all the world Beneath thee, Rome, if for nefarious war Such be thy passion, turn upon thyself: Not yet was wanting for thy sword a foe. That crumbled houses and half-ruined homes Now mark our cities; that the ancient streets Scarce hear the footfall of the passer-by; That mighty fragments lie beside the walls; That hearths are desolate; that far and wide Fields thick with bramble and untilled for years Demand the labours of the hind in vain: All this nor P
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 1, line 639 (search)
as on Pindus' slopes Possessed with fury from the Theban god Speeds some Bacchante, thus in Roman streets Behold a matron run, who, in her trance, Relieves her bosom of the god within. ' Where dost thou snatch me, Paean, to what shore 'Through airy regions borne? I see the snows 'Of Thracian mountains; and Philippi's plains 'Lie broad beneath. But why these battle lines, 'No foe to vanquish-Rome on either hand? 'Again I wander 'neath the rosy hues 'That paint thine eastern skies, where regal Nile 'Meets with his flowing wave the rising tide. 'Known to mine eyes that mutilated trunk ' That lies upon the sand! Across the seas 'By changing whirlpools to the burning climes 'Of Libya borne, again I see the hosts 'From Thracia brought by fate's command. And now 'Thou bear'st me o'er the cloud-compelling Alps 'And Pyrenean summits; next to Rome. 'There in mid-Senate see the closing scene 'Of this foul war in foulest murder done. 'Again the factions rise; through all the world Once more I pa
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 326 (search)
d tears the woods away And drains Hesperia's springs. In fabled lore His banks were first by poplar shade enclosed:Phaethon's sisters, who yoked the horses of the Sun to the chariot for their brother, were turned into poplars. Phaethon was flung by Jupiter into the river Po. And when by Phaethon the waning day Was drawn in path transverse, and all the heaven Blazed with his car aflame, and from the depths Of inmost earth were rapt all other floods, Padus still rolled in pride of stream along. Nile were no larger, but that o'er the sand Of level Egypt he spreads out his waves; Nor Ister, if he sought the Scythian main Unhelped upon his journey through the world By tributary waters not his own. But on the right hand Tiber has his source, Deep-flowing Rutuba, Vulturnus swift, And Sarnus breathing vapours of the nightSarnus, site of the battle in which Narses defeated Teias, the last of the Ostrogoths, in 553 A.D. Rise there, and Liris with Vestinian wave Still gliding through Marica's sha
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 526 (search)
s. Where is the land ' That has not seen my trophies? Icy waves ' Of northern Phasis, hot Egyptian shores, ' And where Syene 'neath its noontide sun ' Knows shade on neither hand: Being (as was supposed) exactly under the Equator. Syene (the modern Assouan) is the town mentioned by the priest of Sais, who told Herodotus that 'between Syene and Elephantine are two hills with conical tops. The name of one of them is Crophi, and of the other, Mophi. Mid-way between them are the fountains of the Nile.' (Herod., II., chapter 28.) And see 'Paradise Regained,' IV., 70: Syene, and where the shadow both way falls, Meroe, Nilotick isle; ... all these have learned ' To fear Pompeius: and far Baetis' Baetis is the Guadalquivir. stream, ' Last of all floods to join the refluent sea. ' Arabia and the warlike hordes that dwell ' Beside the Euxine wave: the famous land ' That lost the golden fleece; Cilician wastes, ' And Cappadocian, and the Jews who pray ' Before an unknown God; Sophene soft- ' A
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 628 (search)
When the chief Could find no hope in battle on the soil He now was quitting, and the lofty Alps Forbad Iberia, to his son he spake, The eldest scion of that noble stock: Search out the far recesses of the earth, 'Nile and Euphrates, wheresoe'er the fame Of Magnus lives, where, through thy father's deeds, The people tremble at the name of Rome. 'Lead to the sea again the pirate bands; 'Rouse Egypt's kings; Tigranes, wholly mine, 'And Pharnaces and all the vagrant tribes 'Of both Armenias; and the Pontic hordes, ' Warlike and fierce; the dwellers on the hills 'Rhipaean, and by that dead northern marsh 'Whose frozen surface bears the loaded wain. Why further stay thee? Let the eastern world Sound with the war, all cities of the earth 'Conquered by me, as vassals, to my camp 'Send all their levied hosts. And you whose names 'Within the Latian book recorded stand, 'Strike for Epirus with the northern wind; 'And thence in Greece and Macedonian tracts, (While winter gives us peace) new stre
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 3, line 169 (search)
heir hearts to dare the waves Conf. Book VI., 472. And 'gainst the rage of ocean and the storm To match their strength, when the rude Argo sailed Upon that distant quest, and spurned the shore, Joining remotest nations in her flight, And gave the fates another form of death. Left too was Pholoe; pretended home Where dwelt the fabled race of double form; The Centaurs. Arcadian Maenalus; the Thracian mount Named Hemus; Strymon, whence, as autumn falls, Winged squadrons seek the banks of warmer Nile; And all those isles the mouths of Ister bathe Mixed with the tidal wave; the land through which The cooling eddies of Caicus flow Idalian; and Arisbe bare of glebe. The hinds of Pitane, and those who till Celaenae's fields which mourned of yore the gift Of Pallas,Probably the flute thrown away by Pallas, which Marsyas picked up when he challenged Apollo to a musical contest. For his presumption the god had him flayed alive. and the vengeance of the god, All draw the sword; and those from Ma
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 121 (search)
hey build, which bent On hides of oxen, bears the weight of man And swims the torrent. Thus on sluggish Po Venetians float; and on th' encircling sea Fuso: either spacious, outspread; or, poured into the land (referring to the estuaries) as Mr. Haskins prefers; or, poured round the island. Portable leathern skiffs seem to have been in common use in Caesar's time in the English Channel. These were the rowing boats of the Gauls.(Mommsen, vol. iv., 219.) Are borne Britannia's nations; and when Nile Fills all the land, are Memphis' thirsty reeds Shaped into fragile boats that swim his waves. The further bank thus gained, they haste to curve The fallen forest, and to form the arch By which imperious Sicoris shall be spanned. Yet fearing he might rise in wrath anew, Not on the nearest marge they place the beams, But in mid-field. Thus the presumptuous stream They tame with chastisement, parting his flood In devious channels out; and curb his pride. Petreius, seeing that all things gave wa
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 715 (search)
ds the armies of his realm unseen. 'Tis thus the sly ichneumon Bewick ('Quadrupeds,' p. 238) tells the following anecdote of a tame ichneumon which had never seen a serpent, and to which he brought a small one. 'Its first emotion seemed to be astonishment mixed with anger; its hair became erect; in an instant it slipped behind the reptile, and with remarkable swiftness and agility leaped upon its head, seized it and crushed it with its teeth.' with his tail Waving, allures the serpent of the Nile Drawn to the moving shadow: he, with head Turned sideways, watches till the victim glides Within his reach, then seizes by the throat Behind the deadly fangs: forth from its seat Balked of its purpose, through the brimming jaws Gushes a tide of poison. Fortune smiled On Juba's stratagem; for Curio (The hidden forces of the foe unknown) Sent forth his horse by night without the camp To scour more distant regions. He himself At earliest peep of dawn bids carry forth His standards; heeding not h
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 5, line 374 (search)
Ceraunian headland; and the waves And favouring breezes followed on the ships, Now speeding faster, till (their goal attained) They cast their anchors on Palaeste's At the foot of the Acroceraunian range. shore. This land first saw the chiefs in neighbouring camps Confronted, which the streams of Apsus bound And swifter Genusus; a lengthy course Is run by neither, but on Apsus' waves Scarce flowing from a marsh, the frequent boat Finds room to swim; while on the foamy bed Of Genusus by sun or shower compelled The melted snows pour seawards. Here were met (So Fortune ordered it) the mighty pair; And in its woes the world yet vainly hoped That, brought to nearer touch, their crime itself Might breed abhorrence: for from either camp Voices were clearly heard and features seen. Nor e'er, Pompeius, since that distant day When Caesar's daughter and thy spouse was reft By pitiless fate away, nor left a pledge, Did thy loved kinsman (save on sands of Nile) So nearly look upon thy face again
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 5, line 593 (search)
shipwreck! ' Night dispersed, and soon The sun beamed on them, and the wearied deep, The winds permitting, lulled its waves to rest. And when Antonius saw a breeze arise Fresh from a cloudless heaven, to break the sea, He loosed his ships which, by the pilots' hands And by the wind in equal order held, Swept as a marching host across the main. But night unfriendly from the seamen snatched All governance of sail, parting the ships In divers paths asunder. Like as cranes Deserting frozen Strymon for the streams Of Nile, when winter falls, in casual lines Of wedge-like figures Compare Paradise Lost, VII.. 125. first ascend the sky; But when in loftier heaven the southern breeze Strikes on their pinions tense, in loose array Dispersed at large, in flight irregular, They wing their journey onwards. Stronger winds With day returning blew the navy on, Past Lissus' shelter which they vainly sought, Till bare to northern blasts, Nymphaeum's port, But safe in southern, gave the fleet repose.
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