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Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.286-2.292


nanAnd by thy presence purge the war of guilt? In impious battles men unsheath the sword; But each by cause impelled: the household crime; Laws feared in peace; want by the sword removed; And broken credit, that its ruin hides In general ruin. Drawn by hope of gain, And not by thirst for blood, they seek the camp. Shall Cato for war's sake make war alone? What profits it through all these wicked years That thou hast lived untainted? This were all


nanAnd by thy presence purge the war of guilt? In impious battles men unsheath the sword; But each by cause impelled: the household crime; Laws feared in peace; want by the sword removed; And broken credit, that its ruin hides In general ruin. Drawn by hope of gain, And not by thirst for blood, they seek the camp. Shall Cato for war's sake make war alone? What profits it through all these wicked years That thou hast lived untainted? This were all


nanAnd by thy presence purge the war of guilt? In impious battles men unsheath the sword; But each by cause impelled: the household crime; Laws feared in peace; want by the sword removed; And broken credit, that its ruin hides In general ruin. Drawn by hope of gain, And not by thirst for blood, they seek the camp. Shall Cato for war's sake make war alone? What profits it through all these wicked years That thou hast lived untainted? This were all


nanAnd by thy presence purge the war of guilt? In impious battles men unsheath the sword; But each by cause impelled: the household crime; Laws feared in peace; want by the sword removed; And broken credit, that its ruin hides In general ruin. Drawn by hope of gain, And not by thirst for blood, they seek the camp. Shall Cato for war's sake make war alone? What profits it through all these wicked years That thou hast lived untainted? This were all


nanThy meed of virtue, that the wars which find Guilt in all else, shall make thee guilty too. Ye gods, permit not that this fatal strife Should stir those hands to action! When the clouds Of flying javelins hiss upon the air, Let not a dart be thine; nor spent in vain Such virtue! All the fury of the war Shall launch itself on thee, for who, when faint And wounded, would not rush upon thy sword, Take thence his death, and make the murder thine?


nanThy meed of virtue, that the wars which find Guilt in all else, shall make thee guilty too. Ye gods, permit not that this fatal strife Should stir those hands to action! When the clouds Of flying javelins hiss upon the air, Let not a dart be thine; nor spent in vain Such virtue! All the fury of the war Shall launch itself on thee, for who, when faint And wounded, would not rush upon thy sword, Take thence his death, and make the murder thine?


nanThy meed of virtue, that the wars which find Guilt in all else, shall make thee guilty too. Ye gods, permit not that this fatal strife Should stir those hands to action! When the clouds Of flying javelins hiss upon the air, Let not a dart be thine; nor spent in vain Such virtue! All the fury of the war Shall launch itself on thee, for who, when faint And wounded, would not rush upon thy sword, Take thence his death, and make the murder thine?


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1. Homer, Iliad, 6.321-6.329, 6.331 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

6.321. /the spear-point of bronze, around which ran a ring of gold. He found Paris in his chamber busied with his beauteous arms, his shield and his corselet, and handling his curved bow; and Argive Helen sat amid her serving-women and appointed to them their glorious handiwork. 6.322. /the spear-point of bronze, around which ran a ring of gold. He found Paris in his chamber busied with his beauteous arms, his shield and his corselet, and handling his curved bow; and Argive Helen sat amid her serving-women and appointed to them their glorious handiwork. 6.323. /the spear-point of bronze, around which ran a ring of gold. He found Paris in his chamber busied with his beauteous arms, his shield and his corselet, and handling his curved bow; and Argive Helen sat amid her serving-women and appointed to them their glorious handiwork. 6.324. /the spear-point of bronze, around which ran a ring of gold. He found Paris in his chamber busied with his beauteous arms, his shield and his corselet, and handling his curved bow; and Argive Helen sat amid her serving-women and appointed to them their glorious handiwork. 6.325. /And at sight of him Hector rebuked him with words of shame:Strange man, thou dost not well to nurse this anger in thy heart. Thy people are perishing about the town and the steep wall in battle, and it is because of thee that the battle-cry and the war are ablaze about this city; thou wouldest thyself vent wrath on any other 6.326. /And at sight of him Hector rebuked him with words of shame:Strange man, thou dost not well to nurse this anger in thy heart. Thy people are perishing about the town and the steep wall in battle, and it is because of thee that the battle-cry and the war are ablaze about this city; thou wouldest thyself vent wrath on any other 6.327. /And at sight of him Hector rebuked him with words of shame:Strange man, thou dost not well to nurse this anger in thy heart. Thy people are perishing about the town and the steep wall in battle, and it is because of thee that the battle-cry and the war are ablaze about this city; thou wouldest thyself vent wrath on any other 6.328. /And at sight of him Hector rebuked him with words of shame:Strange man, thou dost not well to nurse this anger in thy heart. Thy people are perishing about the town and the steep wall in battle, and it is because of thee that the battle-cry and the war are ablaze about this city; thou wouldest thyself vent wrath on any other 6.329. /And at sight of him Hector rebuked him with words of shame:Strange man, thou dost not well to nurse this anger in thy heart. Thy people are perishing about the town and the steep wall in battle, and it is because of thee that the battle-cry and the war are ablaze about this city; thou wouldest thyself vent wrath on any other 6.331. /whomso thou shouldest haply see shrinking from hateful war. Nay, then, rouse thee, lest soon the city blaze with consuming fire.
2. Homer, Odyssey, 23.166-23.240, 23.247-23.253, 23.266-23.284, 23.295-23.343, 23.347, 24.114-24.119 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Ovid, Tristia, 2.375-2.376 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.243, 2.263-2.264, 2.266-2.273, 2.287-2.292, 2.297-2.307, 2.312, 2.315, 2.317-2.323, 2.327-2.333 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

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agamemnon Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192
brutus Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
cato Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
cato the younger, as anti-odyssean Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
cicero Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
civil war' Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
cleanthes Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151; Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
homer, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
jupiter (see also zeus) Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
lucan, civil war Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
lucan Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
marcia Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 193
nostos, as master-trope explored by lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
odysseus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
ovid Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 193
penelope Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 193
perses Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
seneca, moral epistles Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
seneca the younger Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
stars, in lucans works Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
stoicism, in lucans works Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 181
stoicism Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
virgil Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151
zeus (see also jupiter) Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 151