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Hesiod, Works And Days, 153-155

nanIn hands, limbs, shoulders, and the arms they plied

nanWere bronze, their houses, too, their tools; they knew

nanOf no black iron. Later, when they died

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1. Hesiod, Works And Days, 101-152, 154-202, 208-209, 239, 245, 26, 276-280, 42-100 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

100. Which brought the Death-Gods. Now in misery
2. Hesiod, Theogony, 26-28, 95-100 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

100. Employing gentle words persuasively
3. Homer, Iliad, 3.278-3.279, 18.117-18.119, 19.259-19.260 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3.278. /Then in their midst Agamemnon lifted up his hands and prayed aloud:Father Zeus, that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great, and thou Sun, that beholdest all things and hearest all things, and ye rivers and thou earth, and ye that in the world below take vengeance on men that are done with life, whosoever hath sworn a false oath; 3.279. /Then in their midst Agamemnon lifted up his hands and prayed aloud:Father Zeus, that rulest from Ida, most glorious, most great, and thou Sun, that beholdest all things and hearest all things, and ye rivers and thou earth, and ye that in the world below take vengeance on men that are done with life, whosoever hath sworn a false oath; 18.117. /even on Hector; for my fate, I will accept it whenso Zeus willeth to bring it to pass, and the other immortal gods. For not even the mighty Heracles escaped death, albeit he was most dear to Zeus, son of Cronos, the king, but fate overcame him, and the dread wrath of Hera. 18.118. /even on Hector; for my fate, I will accept it whenso Zeus willeth to bring it to pass, and the other immortal gods. For not even the mighty Heracles escaped death, albeit he was most dear to Zeus, son of Cronos, the king, but fate overcame him, and the dread wrath of Hera. 18.119. /even on Hector; for my fate, I will accept it whenso Zeus willeth to bring it to pass, and the other immortal gods. For not even the mighty Heracles escaped death, albeit he was most dear to Zeus, son of Cronos, the king, but fate overcame him, and the dread wrath of Hera. 19.259. /made prayer to Zeus; and all the Argives sat thereby in silence, hearkening as was meet unto the king. And he spake in prayer, with a look up to the wide heaven:Be Zeus my witness first, highest and best of gods, and Earth and Sun, and the Erinyes, that under earth 19.260. /take vengeance on men, whosoever hath sworn a false oath, that never laid I hand upon the girl Briseis either by way of a lover's embrace or anywise else, but she ever abode untouched in my huts. And if aught of this oath be false, may the gods give me woes
4. Homer, Odyssey, 4.563-4.569, 11.368, 11.565-11.627, 19.203 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

5. Parmenides, Fragments, None (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

6. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 9.42-9.53 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

7. Plato, Apology of Socrates, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

28b. and there is no danger that it will stop with me. But perhaps someone might say: Are you then not ashamed, Socrates, of having followed such a pursuit, that you are now in danger of being put to death as a result? But I should make to him a just reply: You do not speak well, Sir, if you think a man in whom there is even a little merit ought to consider danger of life or death, and not rather regard this only, when he does things, whether the things he does are right or wrong and the acts of a good or a bad man. For according to your argument all the demigod
8. Plato, Gorgias, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

522e. take my death easily. For no man fears the mere act of dying, except he be utterly irrational and unmanly; doing wrong is what one fears: for to arrive in the nether world having one’s soul full fraught with a heap of misdeeds is the uttermost of all evils. And now, if you do not mind, I would like to tell you a tale to show you that the case is so. Call. Well, as you have completed the rest of the business, go on and complete this also.
9. Plato, Laws, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

680b. Ath. Everybody, I believe, gives the name of headship to the government which then existed,—and it still continues to exist to-day among both Greeks and barbarians in many quarters. And, of course, Homer mentions its existence in connection with the household system of the Cyclopes, where he says— No halls of council and no laws are theirs, But within hollow caves on mountain heights Aloft they dwell, each making his own law.
10. Plato, Phaedo, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

107e. with the guide whose task it is to conduct thither those who come from this world; and when they have there received their due and remained through the time appointed, another guide brings them back after many long periods of time. Phaedo. And the journey is not as Telephus says in the play of Aeschylus;
11. Plato, Statesman, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

268e. by eliminating part after part, and in that way reach the ultimate object of our search. Shall we do that? Y. Soc. By all means. Str. Then please pay careful attention to my story, just as if you were a child; and anyway you are not much too old for children’s tales. Y. Soc. Please tell the story. Str. of the portents recorded in ancient tales many did happen and will happen again. Such an one is the portent connected with the tale of the quarrel between Atreus and Thyestes. You have doubtless heard of it and remember what is said to have taken place. Y. Soc. You refer, I suppose, to the token of the golden lamb.
12. Plato, Republic, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

617d. alternately with either hand lent a hand to each.
13. Plato, Symposium, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

14. Xenophon, Apology, 11, 13, 10 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

15. Anon., 1 Enoch, 9 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

9. And then Michael, Uriel, Raphael, and Gabriel looked down from heaven and saw much blood being,shed upon the earth, and all lawlessness being wrought upon the earth. And they said one to another: 'The earth made without inhabitant cries the voice of their cryingst up to the gates of heaven.,And now to you, the holy ones of heaven, the souls of men make their suit, saying, 'Bring our cause,before the Most High.' And they said to the Lord of the ages: 'Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, and God of the ages, the throne of Thy glory (standeth) unto all the generations of the,ages, and Thy name holy and glorious and blessed unto all the ages! Thou hast made all things, and power over all things hast Thou: and all things are naked and open in Thy sight, and Thou seest all,things, and nothing can hide itself from Thee. Thou seest what Azazel hath done, who hath taught all unrighteousness on earth and revealed the eternal secrets which were (preserved) in heaven, which,men were striving to learn: And Semjaza, to whom Thou hast given authority to bear rule over his associates. And they have gone to the daughters of men upon the earth, and have slept with the,women, and have defiled themselves, and revealed to them all kinds of sins. And the women have,borne giants, and the whole earth has thereby been filled with blood and unrighteousness. And now, behold, the souls of those who have died are crying and making their suit to the gates of heaven, and their lamentations have ascended: and cannot cease because of the lawless deeds which are,wrought on the earth. And Thou knowest all things before they come to pass, and Thou seest these things and Thou dost suffer them, and Thou dost not say to us what we are to do to them in regard to these.'
16. Hebrew Bible, Daniel, 2 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

17. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.110-3.155 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.110. 110 The judgment midway in a mighty age 3.111. Shall come, when all these things shall come to pass. 3.112. O navigable waters and each land 3.113. of the Orient and of the Occident 3.114. Subject shall all things be to him who come 3.115. 115 Into the world again, and therefore he 3.116. Himself became first conscious of his power. 3.117. But when the threatenings of the mighty God 3.118. Are fulfilled, which he threatened mortals once 3.119. When in Assyrian land they built a tower;– 3.120. 120 (And they all spoke one language, and resolved 3.121. To mount aloft into the starry heaven; 3.122. But on the air the Immortal straightway put 3.123. A mighty force; and then winds from above 3.124. Cast down the great tower and stirred mortals up 3.125. 125 To wrangling with each other; therefore men 3.126. Gave to that city the name of Babylon);– 3.127. Now when the tower fell and the tongues of men 3.128. Turned to all sorts of sounds, straightway all earth 3.129. Was filled with men and kingdoms were divided; 3.130. 130 And then the generation tenth appeared 3.131. of mortal men, from the time when the flood 3.132. Came upon earlier men. And Cronos reigned 3.133. And Titan and Iapetus; and men called them 3.134. Best offspring of Gaia and of Uranus 3.135. 135 Giving to them names both of earth and heaven 3.136. Since they were very first of mortal men. 3.137. So there were three divisions of the earth 3.138. According to the allotment of each man 3.139. And each one having his own portion reigned 3.140. 140 And fought not; for a father's oaths were there 3.141. And equal were their portions. But the time 3.142. Complete of old age on the father came 3.143. And he died; and the sons infringing oath 3.144. Stirred up against each other bitter strife 3.145. 145 Which one should have the royal rank and rule 3.146. Over all mortals; and against each other 3.147. Cronos and Titan fought. But Rhea and Gaia 3.148. And Aphrodite fond of crowns, Demeter 3.149. And Hestia and Dione of fair lock 3.150. 150 Brought them to friendship, and together called 3.151. All who were kings, both brothers and near kin 3.152. And others of the same ancestral blood 3.153. And they judged Cronos should reign king of all 3.154. For he was oldest and of noblest form. 3.155. 155 But Titan laid on Cronos mighty oath
18. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 3.83, 3.417-3.418, 3.831 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

19. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.89-1.112, 1.144-1.148, 1.185-1.205, 1.237, 15.870-15.879 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)

20. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.32.3-1.32.4 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.32.3. Before turning to a description of the islands, I must again proceed with my account of the parishes. There is a parish called Marathon, equally distant from Athens and Carystus in Euboea . It was at this point in Attica that the foreigners landed, were defeated in battle, and lost some of their vessels as they were putting off from the land. 490 B.C. On the plain is the grave of the Athenians, and upon it are slabs giving the names of the killed according to their tribes; and there is another grave for the Boeotian Plataeans and for the slaves, for slaves fought then for the first time by the side of their masters. 1.32.4. here is also a separate monument to one man, Miltiades, the son of Cimon, although his end came later, after he had failed to take Paros and for this reason had been brought to trial by the Athenians. At Marathon every night you can hear horses neighing and men fighting. No one who has expressly set himself to behold this vision has ever got any good from it, but the spirits are not wroth with such as in ignorance chance to be spectators. The Marathonians worship both those who died in the fighting, calling them heroes, and secondly Marathon, from whom the parish derives its name, and then Heracles, saying that they were the first among the Greeks to acknowledge him as a god.
21. Diogenes Laertius, Lives of The Philosophers, 7.102, 7.106 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7.102. Goods comprise the virtues of prudence, justice, courage, temperance, and the rest; while the opposites of these are evils, namely, folly, injustice, and the rest. Neutral (neither good nor evil, that is) are all those things which neither benefit nor harm a man: such as life, health, pleasure, beauty, strength, wealth, fair fame and noble birth, and their opposites, death, disease, pain, ugliness, weakness, poverty, ignominy, low birth, and the like. This Hecato affirms in his De fine, book vii., and also Apollodorus in his Ethics, and Chrysippus. For, say they, such things (as life, health, and pleasure) are not in themselves goods, but are morally indifferent, though falling under the species or subdivision things preferred. 7.106. Thus things of the preferred class are those which have positive value, e.g. amongst mental qualities, natural ability, skill, moral improvement, and the like; among bodily qualities, life, health, strength, good condition, soundness of organs, beauty, and so forth; and in the sphere of external things, wealth, fame, noble birth, and the like. To the class of things rejected belong, of mental qualities, lack of ability, want of skill, and the like; among bodily qualities, death, disease, weakness, being out of condition, mutilation, ugliness, and the like; in the sphere of external things, poverty, ignominy, low birth, and so forth. But again there are things belonging to neither class; such are not preferred, neither are they rejected.
22. Anon., 4 Ezra, 12, 11

23. Epicurus, Letter To Herodotus, 10.63

24. Manilius, Astronomica, 5.734-5.745

25. Vergil, Aeneis, 1.262-1.296, 1.302-1.304, 6.8, 6.76-6.79, 6.81-6.89, 6.752-6.759, 6.761-6.769, 6.771-6.779, 6.781-6.789, 6.791-6.799, 6.801-6.809, 6.811-6.819, 6.821-6.829, 6.831-6.839, 6.841-6.849, 6.851-6.859, 6.861-6.869, 6.871-6.879, 6.881-6.889, 6.891-6.892, 8.7, 8.63-8.69, 8.324-8.325, 8.625-8.629, 8.631-8.639, 8.641-8.649, 8.651-8.659, 8.661-8.669, 8.671-8.679, 8.681-8.689, 8.691-8.699, 8.701-8.728

1.262. which good Acestes while in Sicily 1.263. had stored in jars, and prince-like sent away 1.264. with his Ioved guest;—this too Aeneas gave; 1.266. “Companions mine, we have not failed to feel 1.267. calamity till now. O, ye have borne 1.268. far heavier sorrow: Jove will make an end 1.269. also of this. Ye sailed a course hard by 1.270. infuriate Scylla's howling cliffs and caves. 1.271. Ye knew the Cyclops' crags. Lift up your hearts! 1.272. No more complaint and fear! It well may be 1.273. ome happier hour will find this memory fair. 1.274. Through chance and change and hazard without end 1.275. our goal is Latium ; where our destinies 1.276. beckon to blest abodes, and have ordained 1.277. that Troy shall rise new-born! Have patience all! 1.279. Such was his word, but vexed with grief and care 1.280. feigned hopes upon his forehead firm he wore 1.281. and locked within his heart a hero's pain. 1.282. Now round the welcome trophies of his chase 1.283. they gather for a feast. Some flay the ribs 1.284. and bare the flesh below; some slice with knives 1.285. and on keen prongs the quivering strips impale 1.286. place cauldrons on the shore, and fan the fires. 1.287. Then, stretched at ease on couch of simple green 1.288. they rally their lost powers, and feast them well 1.289. on seasoned wine and succulent haunch of game. 1.290. But hunger banished and the banquet done 1.291. in long discourse of their lost mates they tell 1.292. 'twixt hopes and fears divided; for who knows 1.293. whether the lost ones live, or strive with death 1.294. or heed no more whatever voice may call? 1.295. Chiefly Aeneas now bewails his friends 1.296. Orontes brave and fallen Amycus 1.302. and nations populous from shore to shore 1.303. paused on the peak of heaven, and fixed his gaze 1.304. on Libya . But while he anxious mused 6.8. Upon Hesperian soil. One strikes the flint 6.76. To Paris when his Dardan shaft he hurled 6.77. On great Achilles! Thou hast guided me 6.78. Through many an unknown water, where the seas 6.79. Break upon kingdoms vast, and to the tribes 6.81. To Syrtes spreads. But now; because at last 6.82. I touch Hesperia's ever-fleeting bound 6.83. May Troy 's ill fate forsake me from this day! 6.84. 0 gods and goddesses, beneath whose wrath 6.85. Dardania's glory and great Ilium stood 6.86. Spare, for ye may, the remt of my race! 6.87. And thou, most holy prophetess, whose soul 6.88. Foreknows events to come, grant to my prayer 6.89. (Which asks no kingdom save what Fate decrees) 6.752. Came on my view; their hands made stroke at Heaven 6.753. And strove to thrust Jove from his seat on high. 6.754. I saw Salmoneus his dread stripes endure 6.755. Who dared to counterfeit Olympian thunder 6.756. And Jove's own fire. In chariot of four steeds 6.757. Brandishing torches, he triumphant rode 6.758. Through throngs of Greeks, o'er Elis ' sacred way 6.759. Demanding worship as a god. 0 fool! 6.761. With crash of hoofs and roll of brazen wheel! 6.762. But mightiest Jove from rampart of thick cloud 6.763. Hurled his own shaft, no flickering, mortal flame 6.764. And in vast whirl of tempest laid him low. 6.765. Next unto these, on Tityos I looked 6.766. Child of old Earth, whose womb all creatures bears: 6.767. Stretched o'er nine roods he lies; a vulture huge 6.768. Tears with hooked beak at his immortal side 6.769. Or deep in entrails ever rife with pain 6.771. In the great Titan bosom; nor will give 6.772. To ever new-born flesh surcease of woe. 6.773. Why name Ixion and Pirithous 6.774. The Lapithae, above whose impious brows 6.775. A crag of flint hangs quaking to its fall 6.776. As if just toppling down, while couches proud 6.777. Propped upon golden pillars, bid them feast 6.778. In royal glory: but beside them lies 6.779. The eldest of the Furies, whose dread hands 6.781. A flashing firebrand, with shrieks of woe. 6.782. Here in a prison-house awaiting doom 6.783. Are men who hated, long as life endured 6.784. Their brothers, or maltreated their gray sires 6.785. Or tricked a humble friend; the men who grasped 6.786. At hoarded riches, with their kith and kin 6.787. Not sharing ever—an unnumbered throng; 6.788. Here slain adulterers be; and men who dared 6.789. To fight in unjust cause, and break all faith 6.791. What forms of woe they feel, what fateful shape 6.792. of retribution hath o'erwhelmed them there. 6.793. Some roll huge boulders up; some hang on wheels 6.794. Lashed to the whirling spokes; in his sad seat 6.795. Theseus is sitting, nevermore to rise; 6.796. Unhappy Phlegyas uplifts his voice 6.797. In warning through the darkness, calling loud 6.798. ‘0, ere too late, learn justice and fear God!’ 6.799. Yon traitor sold his country, and for gold 6.801. In laws, for bribes enacted or made void; 6.802. Another did incestuously take 6.803. His daughter for a wife in lawless bonds. 6.804. All ventured some unclean, prodigious crime; 6.805. And what they dared, achieved. I could not tell 6.806. Not with a hundred mouths, a hundred tongues 6.807. Or iron voice, their divers shapes of sin 6.809. So spake Apollo's aged prophetess. 6.811. We must make speed. Behold yon arching doors 6.812. Yon walls in furnace of the Cyclops forged! 6.813. 'T is there we are commanded to lay down 6.814. Th' appointed offering.” So, side by side 6.815. Swift through the intervening dark they strode 6.816. And, drawing near the portal-arch, made pause. 6.817. Aeneas, taking station at the door 6.818. Pure, lustral waters o'er his body threw 6.821. Paid to the sovereign power of Proserpine 6.822. At last within a land delectable 6.823. Their journey lay, through pleasurable bowers 6.824. of groves where all is joy,—a blest abode! 6.825. An ampler sky its roseate light bestows 6.826. On that bright land, which sees the cloudless beam 6.827. of suns and planets to our earth unknown. 6.828. On smooth green lawns, contending limb with limb 6.829. Immortal athletes play, and wrestle long 6.831. With sounding footsteps and ecstatic song 6.832. Some thread the dance divine: among them moves 6.833. The bard of Thrace, in flowing vesture clad 6.834. Discoursing seven-noted melody 6.835. Who sweeps the numbered strings with changeful hand 6.836. Or smites with ivory point his golden lyre. 6.837. Here Trojans be of eldest, noblest race 6.838. Great-hearted heroes, born in happier times 6.839. Ilus, Assaracus, and Dardanus 6.841. Their arms and shadowy chariots he views 6.842. And lances fixed in earth, while through the fields 6.843. Their steeds without a bridle graze at will. 6.844. For if in life their darling passion ran 6.845. To chariots, arms, or glossy-coated steeds 6.846. The self-same joy, though in their graves, they feel. 6.847. Lo! on the left and right at feast reclined 6.848. Are other blessed souls, whose chorus sings 6.849. Victorious paeans on the fragrant air 6.851. Eridanus, through forests rolling free. 6.852. Here dwell the brave who for their native land 6.853. Fell wounded on the field; here holy priests 6.854. Who kept them undefiled their mortal day; 6.855. And poets, of whom the true-inspired song 6.856. Deserved Apollo's name; and all who found 6.857. New arts, to make man's life more blest or fair; 6.858. Yea! here dwell all those dead whose deeds bequeath 6.859. Deserved and grateful memory to their kind. 6.861. Unto this host the Sibyl turned, and hailed 6.862. Musaeus, midmost of a numerous throng 6.863. Who towered o'er his peers a shoulder higher: 6.864. “0 spirits blest! 0 venerable bard! 6.865. Declare what dwelling or what region holds 6.866. Anchises, for whose sake we twain essayed 6.867. Yon passage over the wide streams of hell.” 6.868. And briefly thus the hero made reply: 6.869. “No fixed abode is ours. In shadowy groves 6.871. With streams whose flowery banks our couches be. 6.872. But you, if thitherward your wishes turn 6.873. Climb yonder hill, where I your path may show.” 6.874. So saying, he strode forth and led them on 6.875. Till from that vantage they had prospect fair 6.876. of a wide, shining land; thence wending down 6.877. They left the height they trod; for far below 6.878. Father Anchises in a pleasant vale 6.879. Stood pondering, while his eyes and thought surveyed 6.881. Awaiting entrance to terrestrial air. 6.882. And musing he reviewed the legions bright 6.883. of his own progeny and offspring proud— 6.884. Their fates and fortunes, virtues and great deeds. 6.885. Soon he discerned Aeneas drawing nigh 6.886. o'er the green slope, and, lifting both his hands 6.887. In eager welcome, spread them swiftly forth. 6.888. Tears from his eyelids rained, and thus he spoke: 6.889. “Art here at last? Hath thy well-proven love 6.891. Will Heaven, beloved son, once more allow 6.892. That eye to eye we look? and shall I hear 8.7. enkindled youth's hot blood. The chieftains proud 8.63. hall find untroubled rest. After the lapse 8.64. of thrice ten rolling years, Ascanius 8.65. hall found a city there of noble name 8.66. White-City, Alba; 't is no dream I sing! 8.67. But I instruct thee now by what wise way 8.68. th' impending wars may bring thee victory: 8.69. receive the counsel, though the words be few: 8.324. tood open, deeply yawning, just as if 8.325. the riven earth should crack, and open wide 8.625. “Great leader of the Teucrians, while thy life 8.626. in safety stands, I call not Trojan power 8.627. vanquished or fallen. But to help thy war 8.628. my small means match not thy redoubled name. 8.629. Yon Tuscan river is my bound. That way 8.631. with loud, besieging arms. But I propose 8.632. to league with thee a numerous array 8.633. of kings and mighty tribes, which fortune strange 8.634. now brings to thy defence. Thou comest here 8.635. because the Fates intend. Not far from ours 8.636. a city on an ancient rock is seen 8.637. Agylla, which a warlike Lydian clan 8.638. built on the Tuscan hills. It prospered well 8.639. for many a year, then under the proud yoke 8.641. his cruel sway. Why tell the loathsome deeds 8.642. and crimes unspeakable the despot wrought? 8.643. May Heaven requite them on his impious head 8.644. and on his children! For he used to chain 8.645. dead men to living, hand on hand was laid 8.646. and face on face,—torment incredible! 8.647. Till, locked in blood-stained, horrible embrace 8.648. a lingering death they found. But at the last 8.649. his people rose in furious despair 8.651. his life and throne, cut down his guards 8.652. and fired his regal dwellings; he, the while 8.653. escaped immediate death and fied away 8.654. to the Rutulian land, to find defence 8.655. in Turnus hospitality. To-day 8.656. Etruria, to righteous anger stirred 8.657. demands with urgent arms her guilty King. 8.658. To their large host, Aeneas, I will give 8.659. an added strength, thyself. For yonder shores 8.661. of ships in close array; their eager lords 8.662. are clamoring for battle. But the song 8.663. of the gray omen-giver thus declares 8.664. their destiny: ‘O goodly princes born 8.665. of old Maeonian lineage! Ye that are 8.666. the bloom and glory of an ancient race 8.667. whom just occasions now and noble rage 8.668. enflame against Mezentius your foe 8.669. it is decreed that yonder nation proud 8.671. Seek ye a king from far!’ So in the field 8.672. inert and fearful lies Etruria's force 8.673. disarmed by oracles. Their Tarchon sent 8.674. envoys who bore a sceptre and a crown 8.675. even to me, and prayed I should assume 8.676. the sacred emblems of Etruria's king 8.677. and lead their host to war. But unto me 8.678. cold, sluggish age, now barren and outworn 8.679. denies new kingdoms, and my slow-paced powers 8.681. my son, who by his Sabine mother's line 8.682. is half Italian-born. Thyself art he 8.683. whose birth illustrious and manly prime 8.684. fate favors and celestial powers approve. 8.685. Therefore go forth, O bravest chief and King 8.686. of Troy and Italy ! To thee I give 8.687. the hope and consolation of our throne 8.688. pallas, my son, and bid him find in thee 8.689. a master and example, while he learns 8.691. let him familiar grow, and reverence thee 8.692. with youthful love and honor. In his train 8.693. two hundred horsemen of Arcadia 8.694. our choicest men-at-arms, shall ride; and he 8.695. in his own name an equal band shall bring 8.696. to follow only thee.” Such the discourse. 8.697. With meditative brows and downcast eyes 8.698. Aeneas and Achates, sad at heart 8.699. mused on unnumbered perils yet to come. 8.701. gave sudden signal: from th' ethereal dome 8.702. a thunder-peal and flash of quivering fire 8.703. tumultuous broke, as if the world would fall 8.704. and bellowing Tuscan trumpets shook the air. 8.705. All eyes look up. Again and yet again 8.706. crashed the terrible din, and where the sky 8.707. looked clearest hung a visionary cloud 8.708. whence through the brightness blazed resounding arms. 8.709. All hearts stood still. But Troy 's heroic son 8.710. knew that his mother in the skies redeemed 8.711. her pledge in sound of thunder: so he cried 8.712. “Seek not, my friend, seek not thyself to read 8.713. the meaning of the omen. 'T is to me 8.714. Olympus calls. My goddess-mother gave 8.715. long since her promise of a heavenly sign 8.716. if war should burst; and that her power would bring 8.717. a panoply from Vulcan through the air 8.718. to help us at our need. Alas, what deaths 8.719. over Laurentum's ill-starred host impend! 8.720. O Turnus, what a reckoning thou shalt pay 8.721. to me in arms! O Tiber, in thy wave 8.722. what helms and shields and mighty soldiers slain 8.723. hall in confusion roll! Yea, let them lead 8.725. He said: and from the lofty throne uprose. 8.726. Straightway he roused anew the slumbering fire 8.727. acred to Hercules, and glad at heart 8.728. adored, as yesterday, the household gods
26. Vergil, Eclogues, 4.4-4.10

4.4. woods worthy of a Consul let them be. 4.5. Now the last age by Cumae's Sibyl sung 4.6. has come and gone, and the majestic roll 4.7. of circling centuries begins anew: 4.8. justice returns, returns old Saturn's reign 4.9. with a new breed of men sent down from heaven. 4.10. Only do thou, at the boy's birth in whom
27. Vergil, Georgics, 1.121-1.128

1.121. And heaved its furrowy ridges, turns once more 1.122. Cross-wise his shattering share, with stroke on stroke 1.123. The earth assails, and makes the field his thrall. 1.124. Pray for wet summers and for winters fine 1.125. Ye husbandmen; in winter's dust the crop 1.126. Exceedingly rejoice, the field hath joy; 1.127. No tilth makes placeName key= 1.128. Nor Gargarus his own harvests so admire.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
achilles (mythological hero) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
aemilius sura Collins (2016) 116
aeschylus Luck (2006) 230
afterlife,archaic beliefs Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
afterlife Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
ages,myths of Graf and Johnston (2007) 202
aim (σκοπóς) Schibli (2002) 173
ancient/barbarian wisdom,development of interest in Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
animals Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
anthropology,,historical anthropology Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
anthropology Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
aphrodite Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
apocalypse,genre Crabb (2020) 109
approximation to the divine (in homeric and hesiodic poetry) Tor (2017) 317, 318
apuleius Edmonds (2019) 327
aristotle Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
augustus Crabb (2020) 109
bernabé,alberto Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
bios (way of life) Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24, 85
boys-stones,g. r. Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
bremmer,jan n. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
burkert,walter Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
chaldaean oracles,charakteres Edmonds (2019) 327
cosmos/kosmos Iribarren and Koning (2022) 318
cultural history Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
cumont,franz Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
cyclical schemas of history Crabb (2020) 83
daemonology Luck (2006) 229, 230
daimon/daimones Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
daimones,in hesiodic afterlife Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
daimons Edmonds (2019) 327
daimôn Iribarren and Koning (2022) 318
darius (king of persia) Luck (2006) 230
death Lloyd (1989) 9
death and the afterlife,conceptions of death Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,funerary inscriptions Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,hades (underworld) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,isles of the blessed/elysian fields Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,reincarnation Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,soul (psyche) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
death and the afterlife,tartaros (abyss below hades) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
decline,historical Crabb (2020) 83, 109
democritus Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
deucalion and pyrrha Graf and Johnston (2007) 202
dicaearchus of messana,,influence of aristotle on Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
dicaearchus of messana Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
diets,,and health Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 85
dike (δίκη,virgo) Gee (2013) 116
divine likeness (θεία όμοίωσις) Schibli (2002) 173
eleusinian mysteries Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
elysian field Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
empedocles,theology and epistemology in Tor (2017) 318
epicureans Lloyd (1989) 9
erinyes Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
ethnography,and anthropology Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
ethnography Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
excrement Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
fisheaters (icthyophagoi) Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 85
flesh Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
four- (or five‐) kingdom paradigm Crabb (2020) 109
funerals Edmonds (2019) 327
garcía teijeiro,m. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
ghosts Edmonds (2019) 327
gods Kneebone (2020) 394; Lloyd (1989) 9
gold Schibli (2002) 173
golden age/race Iribarren and Koning (2022) 318
golden age Crabb (2020) 83
goldhill,simon Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
graf,fritz Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
hades,judgment of Shilo (2022) 12, 13
hades Iribarren and Koning (2022) 318
hades (underworld) Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
hatred Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
heraclitus Edmonds (2019) 327
heroes Luck (2006) 229
hesiod,afterlife beliefs Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
hesiod,ambivalence in Tor (2017) 318
hesiod,and parmenides Tor (2017) 317, 318
hesiod,and philosophy Tor (2017) 317, 318
hesiod,and xenophanes Tor (2017) 317, 318
hesiod,his narrative of human races Tor (2017) 317, 318
hesiod,its constitutive terms Tor (2017) 70
hesiod,myth of the races in Marincola et al (2021) 37, 44
hesiod,the muses address Tor (2017) 70, 317
hesiod Ayres and Ward (2021) 48; Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24, 85; Crabb (2020) 109; Edmonds (2019) 327; Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401; Gee (2013) 116; Kneebone (2020) 392, 393, 394; Lloyd (1989) 9; Marincola et al (2021) 37, 44; Shilo (2022) 12
homer,afterlife in Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
homer,odyssey Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
homer Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
homoia' Tor (2017) 70
honey,use of,in ritual Luck (2006) 230
hooker,j. t. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
horses Edmonds (2019) 327
hundt,magnus Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
hymn to demeter Shilo (2022) 13
iliad Shilo (2022) 12
ingold,tim Wolfsdorf (2020) 502
inscriptions,funerary Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
irony Crabb (2020) 109
islands of the blessed Shilo (2022) 13
isle of the blessed Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
jaeger,w. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
judgement,final Crabb (2020) 109
justice Kneebone (2020) 392, 393, 394
life of greece (dicaearchus of messana) Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
long,a. a. Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
magic(al) Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
manilius Gee (2013) 116
marcus aurelius Kneebone (2020) 392
media Collins (2016) 116
middle platonism Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
milk,use of,in libations Luck (2006) 230
molinos tejada,m. t. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
moral disgust Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
mystery religions Lloyd (1989) 9
myth(ological),mythology Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
myth Lloyd (1989) 9
myth of er Edmonds (2019) 327
naming,namelessness Gee (2013) 116
naturalistic accounts Lloyd (1989) 9
necromancy Luck (2006) 230
nephilim Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
nicander Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
nostalgia Crabb (2020) 83
odysseus (mythological hero) Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
odyssey Shilo (2022) 12
old age Lloyd (1989) 9
orphic tradition Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
orphism,and the odyssey Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
parmenides,and hesiod Tor (2017) 317, 318
parmenides,and xenophanes Tor (2017) 317, 318
pastoralism Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
periodisation of history Crabb (2020) 83, 109
phanes Graf and Johnston (2007) 202
physics Lloyd (1989) 9
pindar,olympian Shilo (2022) 13
pindar Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
plato Edmonds (2019) 327; Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401; Shilo (2022) 12
platonic Edmonds (2019) 327
plutarch Edmonds (2019) 327
poetry,justice and the afterlife in Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
politics (aristotle) Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24
prayer Edmonds (2019) 327
proclus Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
progress,historical Crabb (2020) 83
prophecy,prophets,prophetic books Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
pythagoras Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
pythagoreanism Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
pythagoreans Lloyd (1989) 9
reincarnation Shilo (2022) 13
religion Lloyd (1989) 9
roman empire Kneebone (2020) 392
rosenmeyer,t. g. Eidinow and Kindt (2015) 401
salamis Luck (2006) 230
salvation cults Shilo (2022) 12, 13
socrates Edmonds (2019) 327
soul Edmonds (2019) 327; Lloyd (1989) 9
stoics Lloyd (1989) 9
suffering,as sign of the end Crabb (2020) 109
suffering,suffering as discipline Crabb (2020) 83
taboo Lateiner and Spatharas (2016) 144
tartarus Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
tatian and celsus,,ancient/barbarian wisdom,development of interest in Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
tatian and celsus,,biographical information Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
tatian and celsus,,middle platonism of Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
tatian and celsus Ayres and Ward (2021) 48
teleology\n,view of history Crabb (2020) 109
temporal terminology\n,saeculum Crabb (2020) 83
thucydides Marincola et al (2021) 37
watchers Nissinen and Uro (2008) 267
wine,use of,in libations Luck (2006) 230
works and days (hesiod) Bosak-Schroeder (2020) 24, 85
xenophanes,and hesiod Tor (2017) 317, 318
xenophanes,and parmenides Tor (2017) 317, 318
xenophanes,insisting on a strict boundary between mortal and divine Tor (2017) 318
zeus,and punishment of mortals Wolfsdorf (2020) 596
zeus Kneebone (2020) 393, 394; Lloyd (1989) 9