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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 526 (search)
ch, ' And, partner in his fury, Lentulus, ' And mad Cethegus This family is also alluded to by Horace ('Ars Poetica,' 50) as having worn a garment of ancient fashion leaving their arms bare. (See also Book VI., 944.) with his naked arm? ' Is such thy madness, Caesar? when the Fates ' With great Camillus' and Metellus' names ' Might place thine own, dost thou prefer to rank ' With Marius and Cinna? Swift shall be ' Thy fall: as Lepidus before the sword ' Of Catulus; or who my axes felt, ' Carbo,In B.C. 77, after the death of Sulla. Carbo had been defeated by Pompeius in 81 B.C., on which occasion Pompeius had, at the early age of twenty-five, demanded and obtained his first triumph. The war with Sertorius lasted till 71 B.C., when Pompeius and Metellus triumphed in respect of his overthrow. now buried in Sicanian tomb; ' Or who, in exile, roused Iberia's hordes, ' Sertorius-yet, witness Heaven, with these ' I hate to rank thee; hate the task that Rome ' Has laid upon me, to oppose