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Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 4.171-4.192


nanAnd many cities burn and men destroy


nanAnd much black ashes shall fill the great sky


nanAnd small drops like red earth shall fall from heaven


nanThen know the anger of the God of heaven


nan175 For that they without reason shall destroy


nanThe nation of the pious. And then strife


nanAwakened of war shall come to the West


nanShall also come the fugitive of Rome


nanBearing a great spear, having marched acro


nan180 Euphrates with his many myriads.


nanO wretched Antioch, they shall call thee


nanNo more a city when around their spear


nanBecause of thine own follies thou shalt fall.


nanAnd then on Scyros shall a pestilence


nan185 And dreadful battle-din destruction bring.


nanAlas, alas! O wretched Cyprus, thee


nanShall a broad wave of the sea cover, thee


nanTossed on high by the whirling stormy winds.


nanAnd into Asia there shall come great wealth


nan190 Which Rome herself once, plundering, put away


nanIn her luxurious homes; and twice as much


nanAnd more shall she to Asia render back


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 8.22 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 34.4 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

34.4. וְנָמַקּוּ כָּל־צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם וְנָגֹלּוּ כַסֵּפֶר הַשָּׁמָיִם וְכָל־צְבָאָם יִבּוֹל כִּנְבֹל עָלֶה מִגֶּפֶן וּכְנֹבֶלֶת מִתְּאֵנָה׃ 34.4. And all the host of heaven shall moulder away, And the heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll; And all their host shall fall down, As the leaf falleth off from the vine, And as a falling fig from the fig-tree."
3. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 2.200-2.202, 2.206-2.207, 2.212-2.213, 3.80, 3.87, 3.304, 3.766, 4.161-4.170, 4.172-4.192, 5.155-5.161, 5.168, 5.171, 5.206-5.213, 5.304, 5.512-5.530 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

2.200. 200 Ah! of how many parents in the land 2.201. Will children mourn and piteously weep 2.202. And with shrouds bury flesh and limbs in earth 2.206. Terrible, childish, not perceiving this 2.207. That when the tribes of women do not bear 2.212. Perform for men. And then of holy men 2.213. Elect and faithful, there shall be confusion 3.80. 80 And he shall raise the dead, and many sign 3.87. Shall draw near, and a flaming power shall come 3.304. Now when the people of twelve tribes depart 3.766. Reckoned from the dominion of the Greeks 4.162. And out of Syria shall come Rome's foremost man 4.163. Who having burned the temple of Solyma 4.164. And having slaughtered many of the Jews 4.165. 165 Shall destruction on their great broad land. 4.166. And then too shall an earthquake overthrow 4.167. Both Salamis and Paphos, when dark water 4.168. Shall dash o'er Cyprus washed by many a wave. 4.169. But when from deep cleft of Italian land 4.170. 170 Fire shall come flashing forth in the broad heaven 4.172. And much black ashes shall fill the great sky 4.173. And small drops like red earth shall fall from heaven 4.174. Then know the anger of the God of heaven 4.175. 175 For that they without reason shall destroy 4.176. The nation of the pious. And then strife 4.177. Awakened of war shall come to the West 4.178. Shall also come the fugitive of Rome 4.179. Bearing a great spear, having marched acro 4.180. 180 Euphrates with his many myriads. 4.181. O wretched Antioch, they shall call thee 4.182. No more a city when around their spear 4.183. Because of thine own follies thou shalt fall. 4.184. And then on Scyros shall a pestilence 4.185. 185 And dreadful battle-din destruction bring. 4.186. Alas, alas! O wretched Cyprus, thee 4.187. Shall a broad wave of the sea cover, thee 4.188. Tossed on high by the whirling stormy winds. 4.189. And into Asia there shall come great wealth 4.190. 190 Which Rome herself once, plundering, put away 4.191. In her luxurious homes; and twice as much 4.192. And more shall she to Asia render back 5.155. 155 A deluge, and it shall destroy the Persians 5.156. Iberians and Babylonian 5.157. And the Massagetæ that relish war 5.158. And trust in bows. All Asia fire-ablaze 5.159. Shall to the isles beam brightly. Pergamos 5.160. 160 Revered of old, shall perish from its base 5.161. And Pitane among men shall appear 5.168. To ashes, wail, and o'er great Syria 5.171. How many evils does the sea contrive 5.206. For when this man appeared the whole creation 5.207. Was shaken and kings perished–and yet power 5.208. Remained among them, and they quite destroyed 5.209. The mighty city and the righteous people. 5.210. 210 But when the fourth year a great star shall shine 5.211. Which alone shall the whole earth overpower 5.212. Because of honor, which was first assigned 5.213. To lord Poseidon; then a great star shall come 5.304. To others, so that kings unclean shall eat 5.512. Then the destruction pitiable of war. 5.513. And no more shall one fight with swords or iron 5.514. Or even darts, which things shall not again 5.515. 515 Be lawful. But wise people shall have peace 5.516. Who were left, having made proof of wickedness 5.517. That they might at the last be filled with joy. 5.518. Ye matricides, leave off your impudence 5.519. And evil-working boldness, who of old 5.520. 520 provided lawlessly lewd couch with boys 5.521. And placed as harlots maidens pure before 5.522. In brothels by assault and punishment 5.523. And by much-laboring indecency. 5.524. For in thee mother with her child did hold 5.525. 525 Unlawful intercourse, and daughter wa 5.526. With her own father wedded as a bride; 5.527. And in thee kings have their ill-fated mouth 5.528. Polluted, and in thee have wicked men 5.529. Found couch with cattle. Be in silence hushed 5.530. 530 Thou wicked city all-bewailed, possessed


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
angel Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
chrysippus Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
cosmos Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
delphi Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
divine judgment Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
ethiopia / ethiopians Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
exchange Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
flavius vopiscus Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 280
kosmos Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
liturgical expressions/elements, luke, gospel of Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
martyrdom and ascension of isaiah, matthew, gospel of Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
noachide laws, noetic fire, stoic concept of Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
repayment Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
reversal (of fortunes) Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
rome Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
septuagint/septuagintism Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
sibyl Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
sibylline, terminology Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
sibyls, jewish/christian sibyls Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
stoic / stoicism, influence on the sibyl / sibylline oracles Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
symbolic economies Lester, Prophetic Rivalry, Gender, and Economics: A Study in Revelation and Sibylline Oracles 4-5 (2018) 190
tacitus Piovanelli, Burke, Pettipiece, Rediscovering the Apocryphal Continent: New Perspectives on Early Christian and Late Antique Apocryphal Textsand Traditions. De Gruyter: 2015 (2015) 280
torah Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
trumpets' Allison, 4 Baruch (2018) 143
universal conflagration, stoic doctrine of Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111
zoroastrianism Petersen and van Kooten, Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World: From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity (2017) 111