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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 526 (search)
re 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- ' All felt my yoke. What conquests now remain, ' What wars not civil can my kinsman wage? ' No loud acclaim received hi
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 254 (search)
, the juice within. Happy the host that onward marching finds Its savage enemy has fouled the wells With murderous venom; hadst thou, Caesar, cast The reeking filth of shambles in the stream, And henbane dire and all the poisonous herbs That lurk on Cretan slopes, still had they drunk The fatal waters, rather than endure Such lingering agony. Their bowels racked With torments as of flame; the swollen tongue And jaws now parched and rigid, and the veins; Each laboured breath with anguish from the lungs Enfeebled, moistureless, is scarcely drawn, And scarce again returned; and yet agape, Their panting mouths suck in the nightly dew; They watch for showers from heaven, and in despair Gaze on the clouds, whence lately poured a flood. Nor were their tortures less that Meroe Saw not their sufferings, nor Cancer's zone, Nor where the Garamantian turns the soil; But Sicoris and Iberus at their feet, Two mighty floods, but far beyond their reach, Rolled down in measureless volume to the main.
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 107 (search)
nquet sought in earth and air And from the deepest seas and Nilus' waves, Through all the world; in craving for display, No hunger urging. Frequent birds and beasts, Egypt's high gods, they placed upon the board: In crystal goblets water of the Nile They handed, and in massive cups of price Was poured the wine; no juice of Mareot grape,Yet the Mareot grape was greatly celebrated. (See Professor Rawlinson's note to Herodotus, ii, 18.) But noble vintage of Falernian growth Which seasons few in Meroe's famous vats Had mellowed as with age. Upon their brows Chaplets were placed of roses ever young With glistening nard entwined; and in their locks Was cinnamon infused, not yet in air Its fragrance perished, nor in foreign climes; And rich amomum from the neighbouring fields. Thus Caesar learned the booty of a world To lavish, and his breast was shamed of war Waged with his son-in-law, from whose defeat His spoils were meagre, and he longed to find A cause of battle with the Pharian realm.
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 194 (search)
ing heat ' Consume the lands: and rising thus to meet ' Enkindled Lion, to Syene's prayers ' By Cancer burnt gives ear; nor curbs his wave ' Till the slant sun and Meroe's lengthening shades ' Proclaim the autumn. Who shall give the cause? ' 'Twas Parent Nature's self which gave command ' Thus for the needs of earth should flow thething holes ' Deep in the earth, within whose mighty jaws ' Waters in noiseless current underneath ' From northern cold to southern climes are drawn; 'And when hot Meroe pants beneath the sun, ' Then, say they, Ganges through the silent depths ' And Padus pass: and from a single fount ' The Nile arising not in single streams ' Pourflood ' Untimely; such thy right: to other lands ' Bearing thy winter: and by both the poles ' Thou only wanderest. Here men ask thy rise ' And there thine ending. Meroe rich in soil 'And tilled by swarthy husbandmen divides 'Thy broad expanse, rejoicing in the leaves 'Of groves of ebony, which though spreading far 'Their branching