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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 536 (search)
hey 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, to mingle with its tones Thine impure utterance? Had he not won A world by arms, and thrice in triumph scaled The sacred Capitol, and vanquished kings,
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 712 (search)
narrow bounds Of this poor sepulchre? Where the furthest sand Hangs on the margin of the baffled deep Cabined he lies; yet where the Roman name Is known, and Empire, such in truth shall be The boundless measure of his resting-place. Blot out this stone, this proof against the gods! OEta finds room for Hercules alone, And Nysa's mountain for the Bromian god;Dionysus. But this god, though brought up by the nymphs of Mount Nysa, was not supposed to have been buried there. Not all the lands of Egypt should suffice For Magnus dead: and shall one Pharian stone Mark his remains? Yet should no turf disclose His title, peoples of the earth would fear To spurn his ashes, and the sands of Nile No foot would tread. But if the stone deserves So great a name, then add his mighty deeds: Write Lepidus conquered and the Alpine war, And fierce Sertorius by his aiding arm O'erthrown; the chariots which as knight he drove;See Book VII., line 20. Cilician pirates driven from the main, And Commerce safe
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 823 (search)
Thou land of Egypt, doomed to bear a part In civil warfare, not unreasoning sang High Cumae's prophetess, when she forbad This warning of the Sibyl is also alluded to by Cicero in a letter to P. Lenine books at the time when it was desired to prevent Pompeius from interfering in the affairs of Egypt, in B.C. 57. The stream Pelusian to the Roman arms, And all the banks which in the summer-tide A in the theogony of that nation, see Hegel's 'Lectures on the Philosophy of History,' Chapter on Egypt. Proclaims for man. Thou, Egypt, in thy sand Our dead containest. Nor, though her temples noEgypt, in thy sand Our dead containest. Nor, though her temples now Serve a proud master, has Rome yet required Pompeius' ashes: in a foreign land Still lies her chief. But though men feared at first The victor's ire, now, Rome, at length receive Thy Magnus' bones,h. And happier days shall come when men shall gaze Upon the stone, nor yet believe the tale: And Egypt's fable, that she holds the grave Of great Pompeius, be believed no more Than Crete's which boas
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 9, line 117 (search)
rt alone ' Hear'st of the deed that chanced on yonder shore! 'These eyes that saw, my brother, share the guilt. ' Not Caesar wrought his death, nor any chief ' Worthy to cause the ruin of our sire. ' He fell by order of that shameful king ' Who rules o'er Nilus; trusting to the gods ' Who shield the guest, and to his princely boon ' Of yore-a victim for the realm he gave. ' I saw them pierce our noble father's breast; ' Yet deeming not the petty Pharian prince ' So fell a deed would dare, on Egypt's strand ' I thought great Caesar stood. But worse than all, ' Worse than the wounds which gaped upon his frame ' Struck me with horror to the inmost heart, ' Our murdered father's head, shorn from the trunk ' And borne aloft on javelin; this sight, ' As rumour said, the cruel victor asked ' To feast his eyes, and prove the bloody deed. ' For whether ravenous birds and Pharian dogs ' Have torn his corse asunder, or a fire ' Consumed it, which with stealthy flame arose, ' I know not. For the
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 drfasces, 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 hastinPellean halls; When Cleopatra bribed her guard to break The harbour chains, and borne in little boat Within the Macedonian palace gates, Caesar unknowing, entered: Egypt's shame; Fury of Latium; to the bane of Rome Unchaste. For as the Spartan queen of yore By fatal beauty Argos urged to strife And Ilium's homes, so Cleopatra rouse
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 107 (search)
in civil war! Not though he aimed with pitiless hand to grasp The riches of a world; not though were here Those ancient leaders of the simple age, Fabricius or Curius stern of soul, Or he who, Consul, left in sordid garb His Tuscan plough, could all their several hopes Have risen to such spoil. On plates of gold They piled the banquet sought in earth and air And from the deepest seas and Nilus' waves, Through all the world; in craving for display, No hunger urging. Frequent birds and beasts, Egypt's high gods, they placed upon the board: In crystal goblets water of the Nile They handed, and in massive cups of price Was poured the wine; no juice of Mareot grape,Yet the Mareot grape was greatly celebrated. (See Professor Rawlinson's note to Herodotus, ii, 18.) But noble vintage of Falernian growth Which seasons few in Meroe's famous vats Had mellowed as with age. Upon their brows Chaplets were placed of roses ever young With glistening nard entwined; and in their locks Was cinnamon infu
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 194 (search)
f spring, ' When first are thawed the snows, that ice-fed streams ' In swollen torrents tumble; but the Nile ' Nor lifts his wave before the Dog star burns; ' Nor seeks again his banks, until the sun ' In equal balance measures night and day. ' Nor are the laws that govern other streams ' Obeyed by Nile. For in the wintry year 'Were he in flood, when distant far the sun, ' His waters lacked their office; but he leaves ' His channel when the summer is at height, ' Tempering the torrid heat of Egypt's clime. ' Such is the task of Nile; thus in the world ' He finds his purpose, lest exceeding heat ' Consume the lands: and rising thus to meet ' Enkindled Lion, to Syene's prayers ' By Cancer burnt gives ear; nor curbs his wave ' Till the slant sun and Meroe's lengthening shades ' Proclaim the autumn. Who shall give the cause? ' 'Twas Parent Nature's self which gave command ' Thus for the needs of earth should flow the Nile. ' Vain too the fable that the western winds So, too, Herodotus, B
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 434 (search)
Now from the Casian rock looked forth the Sun Flooding the land of Egypt with a day Warm from its earliest dawn, when from the walls Not wandering in disorder are they seen, But drawn in close array, as though to meet A foe opposing; ready to receive Or give the battle. Caesar, in the town Placing no trust, within the palace courts Lay in ignoble hiding place, the gates Close barred : nor all the kingly rooms possessed, But in the narrowest portion of the space He drew his band together. There in arms They stood, with dread and fury in their souls. He feared attack, indignant at his fear. Thus will a noble beast in little cage Imprisoned, fume, and break upon the bars His teeth in frenzied wrath; nor more would rage The flames of Vulcan in Sicilian depths Should Etna's top be closed. He who but now By Haemus' mount against Pompeius chief, Italia's leaders and the Senate line, His cause forbidding hope, looked at the fates He knew were hostile, with unfaltering gaze, Now fears before
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