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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 1, line 639 (search)
Figulus, to whom For knowledge of the secret depths of space And laws harmonious that guide the stars Memphis could find no peer, then spake at large: ' Either,' he said, ' the world and countless orbs ' Throughout the ages wander at their will; ' Or, if the fates control them, ruin huge ' Hangs o'er this city and o'er all mankind. ' Shall Earth yawn open and engulph the towns? ' Shall scorching heat usurp the temperate air ' And fields refuse their timely fruit? The streams ' Flow mixed with poison? In what plague, ye gods, 'In what destruction shall ye wreak your ire? 'Whate'er the truth, the days in which we live ' Shall find a doom for many. Had the star ' Of baleful Saturn, frigid in the height, ' Kindled his lurid fires, the sky had poured 'Its torrents forth as in Deucalion's time, ' And whelmed the world in waters. Or if thou, ' Phoebus, beside the Nemean lion fierce ' Wert driving now thy chariot, flames should seize 'The universe and set the air ablaze. ' These are at pea
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 3, line 169 (search)
at Bear. (See Sir G. Lewis's 'Astronomy of the Ancients,' p, 447.) In Book VIII., line 198, the pilot declares that he steers by the pole star itself, which is much nearer to the Little than to the GreatBear, and is (I believe) reckoned as one of the stars forming the group known by that name. He may have been a Phoenician. Furrow their certain path to reach the war. Phoenicians first (if story be believed) Dared to record in characters; for yet Papyrus was not fashioned, and the priests Of Memphis, carving symbols upon walls Of mystic sense (in shape of beast or fowl) Preserved the secrets of their magic art. Next Persean Tarsus and high Taurus' groves Are left deserted, and Corycium's cave; And all Cilicia's ports, pirate no more, Resound with preparation. Nor the East Refused the call, where furthest Ganges dares, Alone of rivers, to discharge his stream Against the sun opposing; on this shoreHe did not in fact reach the Ganges, as is well known. The Macedonian conqueror stayed his
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 121 (search)
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 way To Caesar's destiny, leaves
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 6, line 413 (search)
the Queenly guest Medea. From Colchis gathered here the fatal roots That were not in her store: hence vain to heaven Rise impious incantations, all unheard; For deaf the ears divine: save for one voice Which penetrates the furthest depths of air Compelling e'en th' unwilling deities To hearken to its accents. Not the care Of the revolving sky or starry pole Can call them from it ever. Once the sound Of those dread tones unspeakable has reached The constellations, then nor Babylon Nor secret Memphis, though they open wide The shrines of ancient magic and entreat The gods, could draw them from the fires that smoke Upon the altars of far Thessaly. To hearts of flint those incantations bring Love, strange, unnatural; the old man's breast Burns with illicit fire. Nor lies the power In harmful cup nor in the juicy pledge Of love maternal from the forehead drawn;It was supposed that there was on the forehead of the new-born foal an excrescence, which was bitten off and eaten by the mother. I
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 456 (search)
e In rapid gallop to the trembling court Brought news their guest was come. Short was the time For counsel given; but in haste were met All who advised the base Pellaean king, Monsters, inhuman; there Achoreus sat Less harsh in failing years, in Memphis born Of empty rites, and guardian of the rise At Memphis was the well in which the rise and fall of the water acted as a Nilometer (Mr Haskins's note). Of fertilising Nile. While he was priest Not only once had Apis Comp. Herodotus, Book III., 2Memphis was the well in which the rise and fall of the water acted as a Nilometer (Mr Haskins's note). Of fertilising Nile. While he was priest Not only once had Apis Comp. Herodotus, Book III., 27. Apis was a god who appeared at intervals in the shape of a calf with a white mark on his brow. His appearance was the occasion of general rejoicing. Cambyses slew the Apis which came in his time, and for this cause became mad, as the Egyptians said. lived the space Marked by the crescent on his sacred brow. First was his voice, for Magnus raised and troth And for the pledges of the king deceased: But, skilled in counsel meet for shameless minds And tyrant hearts, Pothinus, dared to claim Ju
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 536 (search)
Then they all decree The crime's accomplishment. Proud is the boy king Of such unwonted honour, that his slaves So soon give power for so great a deed. They choose Achillas for the work of death; And where the treacherous shore in Casian sands Runs out, and shallow waters of the sea Attest the Syrtes near, in little boat He and his partners in the monstrous crime With swords embark. Ye gods! and shall the Nile And barbarous Memphis and th' effeminate crew That throngs Pelusian Canopus raise Its thoughts to such an enterprise? Do thus Our fates press on the world? Is Rome thus fallen That in our civil frays the Pharian sword Finds place, or Egypt? 0, may civil war Be thus far faithful that the hand which strikes Be of our kindred; and the foreign fiend Held worlds apart! Pompeius, great in soul, Noble in spirit, had deserved a death From Caesar's self. And, king, hast thou no fear At such a ruin of so great a name? And dost thou dare when heaven's high thunder rolls, Thou, puny boy,
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 1 (search)
WHEN Caesar, following those who bore the head, First trod the shore accursed, with Egypt's fates His fortunes battled, whether Rome should pass In crimson conquest o'er the guilty land, Or Memphis' arms should ravish from the world Victor and vanquished: and the warning shade Of Magnus saved his kinsman from the sword. By that dread crime assured, his standards borne Before, he marched upon the Pharian town; But when the people, jealous of their laws, Murmured against the fasces, Caesar knew Their minds were adverse, and that not for him Was Magnus' murder wrought. And yet with brow Dissembling fear, intrepid, through the shrines Of Egypt's gods he strode, and round the fane Of ancient Isis; bearing witness all To Macedon's vigour in the days of old. Yet did nor gold nor ornament restrain His hasting steps, nor worship of the gods, Nor city ramparts: but in greed of gain He sought the cave dug out amid the tombs.The body of Alexander was embalmed, and the mummy placed in a glass cas
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 194 (search)
wandering currents, which through desert wastes ' Flow gently on to where the merchant track ' Divides the Red Sea waters from our own. ' Who, gazing, Nile, upon thy tranquil flow, ' Could picture how in wild array of foam ' (Where shelves the earth) thy billows shall be plunged ' Down the steep cataracts, in fuming wrath ' That rocks should bar the passage of thy stream ' Free from its source? For whirled on high the spray ' Aims at the stars, and trembles all the air With rush of waters; and with sounding roar The foaming mass down from the summit pours In hoary waves victorious. Next an isle In all our ancient lore "untrodden" named Stems firm thy torrent; and the rocks we call Springs of the river, for that here are marked The earliest tokens of the coming flood. With mountain shores now nature hems thee in And shuts thy waves from Libya; in the midst Hence do thy waters run, till Memphis first Forbids the barrier placed upon thy stream And gives thee access to the open fields.'