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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 2, line 326 (search)
Soon as the sun dispelled the chilly night, The sounding doors flew wide, and from the tomb Of dead Hortensius grieving Marcia came.Marcia was first married to Cato, and bore him three sons; he then yielded her to Hortensius. On his death she returnMarcia was first married to Cato, and bore him three sons; he then yielded her to Hortensius. On his death she returned to Cato. (Plutarch, 'Cato,' 25, 52.) It was in reference to this that Caesar charged him with making a traffic of his marriage; but Plutarch says 'to accuse Cato of filthy lucre is like upbraiding Hercules with cowardice.' After the marriage MarciMarcia remained at Rome while Cato hurried after Pompeius. First joined in wedlock to a greater man Three children did she bear to grace his home: Then Cato to Hortensius gave the dame To be a fruitful mother of his sons And join their houses in a closer r to be parted I return to thee. ' Renew our former pledges undefiled: ' Give back the name of wife: upon my tomb ' Let " Marcia, spouse to Cato," be engraved. ' Nor let men question in the time to come, ' Didst thou compel, or did I willing leave '