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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 1 (search)
, lying further to the west than Italy. there nearer to the sky That whelms the stars, was hard and arid grown By suns of winter. But when Titan neared The Ram, who, backward gazing on the stars, Bore perished Helle,Phrixus and Helle, the children of Nephele, were to be sacrificed to Zeus; but Nephele rescued them, and they rode away through the air on the Ram with the golden fleece. But Helle fell into the sea, which from her was named the Hellespont. (See Book IX., 1125.) The sun enters Aries about March 20. The Ram is pictured among the constellations with his head averse. and the hours were held In balance, and the days again prevailed, The earliest faded moon which in the vault Hung with uncertain horn, from eastern wind Received a fiery radiance; whose blast Forced Boreas back: and breaking on the mists Within his regions, to the Occident Drave all that shroud Arabia and the land Of Ganges; all that or by CaurusSee Book I., 464. borne Bedim the Orient sky, or rising suns Pe