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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 4, line 402 (search)
us bared his throat. ' What youth,' he cries, ' Dares strike me down, and through his captain's wounds 'Attest his love for death? ' Then through his side Plunge blades uncounted on the moment drawn. He praises all : but him who struck the first Grateful, with dying strength, he does to death. They rush together, and without a foe Work all the guilt of battle. Thus of yore, Rose up the glittering Dircaean band From seed by Cadmus sown, and fought and died, Dire omen for the brother kings of Thebes. And so in Phasis' fields the sons of earth, Born of the sleepless dragon, all inflamed By magic incantations, with their blood Deluged the monstrous furrow, while the Queen Feared at the spells she wrought. Devoted thus To death, they fall, yet in their death itself Less valour show than in the fatal wounds They take and give; for e'en the dying hand Missed not a blow nor did the stroke alone Inflict the wound, but rushing on the sword Their throat or breast received it to the hilt; And wh
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 6, line 263 (search)
for the Muses' ire On Thamyris Thamyris challenged the Muses to a musical contest, and being vanquished, was by them deprived of sight. vanquished: Trachis; Melibe Strong in the shafts The arrows given to Philoctetes by Hercules as a reward for kindling his funeral pyre. of Hercules, the price Of that most awful torch; Larissa's hold Potent of yore; and Argos,This is the Pelasgic, not the historical, Argos. famous erst, O'er which men pass the ploughshare: and the spot Fabled as Echionian Thebes,Book I., line 635; Book VII., line 913. Agave was a daughter of Cadmus, and mother of Pentheus, king of the Boeotian Thebes. He was opposed to the mysterious worship of Dionysus, which his mother celebrated, and which he had watched from a tree. She tore him to pieces, being urged into a frenzy and mistaking him for a wild beast. She then retired to another Thebes, in Phthiotis, in triumph, with his head and shoulders. By another legend she did not leave the Boeotian Thebes. (See Grote, vol.
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 331 (search)
rishing? E'en that were shame ' While Crassus seeks a sepulchre in vain. ' Thy lot is happy; death, unfeared by men, ' Is thy worst doom, Pompeius; but no death ' Awaits Cornelia-such a fate for her ' This king shall not reserve; for know not we ' The hateful secrets of barbarian love, ' Blind as of savage beasts? That palace knows ' No laws of kin: the royal bed is foul ' With concubines. The tale of that one crime ' Of old by OEdipus unwitting wrought ' Made nations shudder at the name of Thebes: ' How many an offspring of such foul embrace Has held the Parthian throne? Where incest's right 'What shall be wickedness? This gracious dame 'Born of Metellus, noblest blood of Rome, 'Shall share the couch of the barbarian king ' With thousand others: yet in savage joy, 'Proud of her former husbands, he may grant 'Some larger share of favour; and the fates May seem to smile on Parthia; for the spouse ' Of Crassus, captive, shall to him be brought ' As spoil of former conquest. If the wou
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 823 (search)
utarch states that Cornelia had the remains taken to Rome and interred in a mausoleum. Lucan, it maybe supposed, knew nothing of this. Haply when famine rages in the land Or burning southern winds, or fires abound And earthquake shocks, and Rome shall pray an end From angry heaven-by the gods' command, In council given, shalt thou be transferred To thine own city, and the priest shall bear Thy sacred ashes to their last abode. Who now may seek beneath the raging Crab Or hot Syene's waste, or Thebes athirst Under the rainy Pleiades, to gaze On Nile's broad stream; or whoso may exchange On the Red Sea or in Arabian ports Some Eastern merchandise, shall turn in awe To view the venerable stone that marks Thy grave, Pompeius; and shall worship more Thy dust commingled with the arid sand, Thy shade though exiled, than the fane upreared There was a temple to Jupiter on 'Mount Casius old.' On Casius' mount to Jove! In temples shrined And gold, thy memory were viler deemed: Fortune lies with th