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passages of cavernous rocks, Antaeus' kingdom called. From ancient days This name was given; and thus a swain retold The story handed down from sire to son: 'Not yet exhausted by the giant brood, 'Earth still another monster brought to birth, 'In Libya's caverns: huger far was he, 'More justly far her pride, than Briareus With all his hundred hands, or Typhon fierce, Or Tityos: 'twas in mercy to the gods 'That not in Phlegra's For Phlegra, the scene of the battle between the giants and the godsspirit: private hatred too Roused him to war. For in the former year, When Curio all things human and the godsCurio was tribune in B.C. 50. His earlier years are stated to have been stained with vice. Polluted, he by tribune law essayed To ravish Libya from the tyrant's sway, And drive the monarch from his father's throne, While giving Rome a king. To Juba thus, Still smarting at the insult, came the war, A welcome harvest for his crown retained. These rumours Curio feared: nor had his troops (
former year, When Curio all things human and the godsCurio was tribune in B.C. 50. His earlier years are stated to have been stained with vice. Polluted, he by tribune law essayed To ravish Libya from the tyrant's sway, And drive the monarch from his father's throne, While giving Rome a king. To Juba thus, Still smarting at the insult, came the war, A welcome harvest for his crown retained. These rumours Curio feared: nor had his troops (Ta'en in Corfinium's hold) Book II., 535. in waves of Rhine Been tested, nor to Caesar in the wars Had learned devotion: wavering in their faith, Their second chief they doubt, their first betrayed. Yet when the general saw the spirit of fear Creep through his camp, and discipline to fail, And sentinels desert their guard at night, Thus in his fear he spake : ' By daring much ' Fear is disguised; let me be first in arms, 'And bid my soldiers to the plain descend, While still my soldiers. Idle days breed doubt. ' By fight forestall the plot.Preferrin
hold in store The fates of former chiefs: and on the place Of happy augury placed his tents ill-starred; Took from the hills their omens; and with force Unequal, challenged his barbarian foe. All Africa that bore the Roman yoke Then lay 'neath Varus. He, though placing first Trust in his Latian troops, from every side And furthest regions, summons to his aid The nations who confessed King Juba's rule. Not any monarch over wider tracts Held the dominion. From the western beltSee line 82. Near Gades, Atlas parts their furthest bounds; But from the southern, Hammon girds them in Hard by the whirlpools; and their burning plains Stretch forth unending 'neath the torrid zone, In breadth its equal, till they reach at length The shore of ocean upon either hand. From all these regions tribes unnumbered flock To Juba's standard: Moors of swarthy hue As though from Ind; Numidian nomads there And Nasamon's needy hordes; and those whose darts Rival the flying arrows of the Mede: Dark Garamantians
ltSee line 82. Near Gades, Atlas parts their furthest bounds; But from the southern, Hammon girds them in Hard by the whirlpools; and their burning plains Stretch forth unending 'neath the torrid zone, In breadth its equal, till they reach at length The shore of ocean upon either hand. From all these regions tribes unnumbered flock To Juba's standard: Moors of swarthy hue As though from Ind; Numidian nomads there And Nasamon's needy hordes; and those whose darts Rival the flying arrows of the Mede: Dark Garamantians leave their fervid home; And those whose coursers unrestrained by bit Or saddle, yet obey the rider's hand Which wields the guiding switch: the hunter, too, Who wanders forth, his home a fragile hut, And blinds with flowing robe (if spear should fail) The angry lion, monarch of the steppe. Not eagerness alone to save the state Stirred Juba's spirit: private hatred too Roused him to war. For in the former year, When Curio all things human and the godsCurio was tribune in B.C
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hed the Libyan hinds and those who came, 'Brought here in ships, until he scorned at length 'The earth that gave him strength, and on his feet 'Invincible and with unaided might 'Made all his victims. Last to Afric shores, ' Drawn by the rumour of such carnage, came ' Magnanimous Alcides, he who freed 'Both land and sea of monsters. Down on earth 'He threw his mantle of the lion's skin ' Slain in Cleone; nor Antaeus less 'Cast down the hide he wore. With shining oil, 'As one who wrestles at Olympia's feast, 'The hero rubbed his limbs: the giant feared ' Lest standing only on his parent earth 'His strength might fail; and cast o'er all his bulk ' Hot sand in handfuls. Thus with arms entwined 'And grappling hands each seizes on his foe; 'With hardened muscles straining at the neck 'Long time in vain; for firm the sinewy throat ' Stood column-like, nor yielded; so that each ' Wondered to find his peer. Nor at the first 'Divine Alcides put forth all his strength, ' By lengthy struggle wea
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For Curio rash from LilybaeanThat is, Sicilian. coast Sailed with his fleet, and borne by gentle winds Betwixt half-ruined Carthage, mighty once, And Clupea's cliff, upon the well-known shore His anchors dropped. First from the hoary sea Remote, where Bagra slowly ploughs the sand, He placed his camp: then sought the further hills And mazy passages of cavernous rocks, Antaeus' kingdom called. From ancient days This name was given; and thus a swain retold The story handed down from sire to son: 'Not yet exhausted by the giant brood, 'Earth still another monster brought to birth, 'In Libya's caverns: huger far was he, 'More justly far her pride, than Briareus With all his hundred hands, or Typhon fierce, Or Tityos: 'twas in mercy to the gods 'That not in Phlegra's For Phlegra, the scene of the battle between the giants and the gods, see Book VII., 169, and Book IX., 770. Ben Jonson ('Sejanus,' Act v., scene 10) says of Sejanus: 'Phlegra, the field where all the sons of earth Mustered a
te hatred too Roused him to war. For in the former year, When Curio all things human and the godsCurio was tribune in B.C. 50. His earlier years are stated to have been stained with vice. Polluted, he by tribune law essayed To ravish Libya from the tyrant's sway, And drive the monarch from his father's throne, While giving Rome a king. To Juba thus, Still smarting at the insult, came the war, A welcome harvest for his crown retained. These rumours Curio feared: nor had his troops (Ta'en in Corfinium's hold) Book II., 535. in waves of Rhine Been tested, nor to Caesar in the wars Had learned devotion: wavering in their faith, Their second chief they doubt, their first betrayed. Yet when the general saw the spirit of fear Creep through his camp, and discipline to fail, And sentinels desert their guard at night, Thus in his fear he spake : ' By daring much ' Fear is disguised; let me be first in arms, 'And bid my soldiers to the plain descend, While still my soldiers. Idle days breed do
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vigour. Slowly came 'The chill of death upon him, and 'twas long 'Before the hero, of his victory sure, 'Trusted the earth and laid the giant down. 'Hence, hoar antiquity that loves to prate 'And wonders at herself,That is, extols ancient deeds. this region called 'Antaeus' kingdom. But a greater name ' Yon hills from Scipio gained, when he recalled 'From Roman citadels the Punic chief. 'Here was his camp; here canst thou see the trace ' Of that most famous rampart Referring to the battle of Zama. whence at length 'Issued the Eagles of triumphant Rome.' But Curio rejoiced, as though for him The fortunes of the spot must hold in store The fates of former chiefs: and on the place Of happy augury placed his tents ill-starred; Took from the hills their omens; and with force Unequal, challenged his barbarian foe. All Africa that bore the Roman yoke Then lay 'neath Varus. He, though placing first Trust in his Latian troops, from every side And furthest regions, summons to his aid The natio
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ained, when he recalled 'From Roman citadels the Punic chief. 'Here was his camp; here canst thou see the trace ' Of that most famous rampart Referring to the battle of Zama. whence at length 'Issued the Eagles of triumphant Rome.' But Curio rejoiced, as though for him The fortunes of the spot must hold in store The fates of former chiefs: and on the place Of happy augury placed his tents ill-starred; Took from the hills their omens; and with force Unequal, challenged his barbarian foe. All Africa that bore the Roman yoke Then lay 'neath Varus. He, though placing first Trust in his Latian troops, from every side And furthest regions, summons to his aid The nations who confessed King Juba's rule. Not any monarch over wider tracts Held the dominion. From the western beltSee line 82. Near Gades, Atlas parts their furthest bounds; But from the southern, Hammon girds them in Hard by the whirlpools; and their burning plains Stretch forth unending 'neath the torrid zone, In breadth its equal
Dark Garamantians leave their fervid home; And those whose coursers unrestrained by bit Or saddle, yet obey the rider's hand Which wields the guiding switch: the hunter, too, Who wanders forth, his home a fragile hut, And blinds with flowing robe (if spear should fail) The angry lion, monarch of the steppe. Not eagerness alone to save the state Stirred Juba's spirit: private hatred too Roused him to war. For in the former year, When Curio all things human and the godsCurio was tribune in B.C. 50. His earlier years are stated to have been stained with vice. Polluted, he by tribune law essayed To ravish Libya from the tyrant's sway, And drive the monarch from his father's throne, While giving Rome a king. To Juba thus, Still smarting at the insult, came the war, A welcome harvest for his crown retained. These rumours Curio feared: nor had his troops (Ta'en in Corfinium's hold) Book II., 535. in waves of Rhine Been tested, nor to Caesar in the wars Had learned devotion: wavering in thei