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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 211 (search)
, comrades, seek 'At speed, the Eastern world. Those mighty realms 'Euphrates severs from us, and the gates 'Called Caspian; on another sky than ours ' There day and night revolve; another sea ' Of different hue is parted from our own.Confusing the Red Sea with the Persian Gulf. ' Rule is their wish, nought else: and in their plains ' Taller the war-horse, stronger twangs the bow; ' There fails nor youth nor age to wing the shaft ' Fatal in flight. Their archers first subdued ' The lance of Macedon and Bactra's Balkh of modern times. Bactria was one of the kingdoms established by the successors of Alexander the Great. It was, however, subdued by the Parthians about the middle of the third century B.C. walls, ' Home of the Mede; and haughty Babylon ' With all her storied towers: nor shall they dread ' The Roman onset; trusting to the shafts ' By which the host of fated Crassus fell. ' Nor trust they only to the javelin blade ' Untipped with poison: from the rancorous edge 'The slighte
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 8, line 637 (search)
ds of Rome. Nor to the tyrant did the sight suffice To prove the murder done. The perishing flesh, The tissues, and the brain he bids remove By art nefarious: the shrivelled skin Draws tight upon the bone; and poisonous juice Gives to the face its lineaments in death. Last of thy race, thou base degenerate boy, About to perishHe was drowned in attempting to escape in the battle on the Nile in the following autumn. soon, and yield the throne To thine incestuous sister; while the Prince From Macedon here in consecrated vault Now rests, and ashes of the kings are closed In mighty pyramids, and lofty tombs Of thine unworthy fathers mark the graves; Shall Magnus' body hither and thither borne Be battered, headless, by the ocean wave? Too much it troubled thee to guard the corse Unmutilated, for his kinsman's eye To witness! Such the fate which Fortune kept With prosperous Pompeius to the end. 'Twas not for him in evil days some ray Of light to hope for. Shattered from the height Of power
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 1 (search)
r 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 these tyrant days: For in a world to freedom once recalled, All men had mocked the dust of him who set The baneful lesson that so many lands Can serve one master. Macedon he left His home obscure; Athena he despised, The conquest of his sire, and spurred by fate Through Asia rushed with havoc of mankind, Plunging his sword through ry city to the spoiler's hand Was victim made. Yet in his fall was his Babylon; and Parthia feared him. Shame on us That Eastern nations dreaded more the lance Of Macedon than now the Roman spear. True that we rule beyond where takes its rise The burning southern breeze, beyond the homes Of western winds, and to the northern star;
M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley), book 10, line 194 (search)
r can hold ' Upon his passage-this the cool of night ' Pours on the Nile. If, Caesar, 'tis my part ' To judge such difference, 'twould seem that since ' Creation's age has passed, earth's veins by chance ' Some waters hold, and shaken cast them forth: ' But others took when first the globe was formed ' A sure abode; by Him who framed the world ' Fixed with the Universe. And, Roman, thou, ' In thirsting thus to know the source of Nile, ' Dost as the Pharian and Persian kings ' And those of Macedon; nor any age ' Refused the secret, but the place prevailed ' Remote by nature. Greatest of the kings ' By Memphis worshipped, Alexander grudged The historians state that Alexander made an expedition to the temple of Jupiter Hammon and consulted the oracle. Jupiter assisted his march, and an army of crows pointed out the path (Plutarch). It is, however, stated, in a note in Langhorne's edition, that Maximus Tyrius informs us that the object of the journey was the discovery of the sources of