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Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.322-2.323


nanNor Caesar shall in Brutus find a foe. Not till the fight is fought shall Brutus strike, Then strike the victor." Brutus thus; but spake Cato from inmost breast these sacred words: "Chief in all wickedness is civil war, Yet virtue in the paths marked out by fate Treads on securely. Heaven's will be the crime To have made even Cato guilty. Who has strength To gaze unawed upon a toppling world? When stars and sky fall headlong, and when earth


nanNor Caesar shall in Brutus find a foe. Not till the fight is fought shall Brutus strike, Then strike the victor." Brutus thus; but spake Cato from inmost breast these sacred words: "Chief in all wickedness is civil war, Yet virtue in the paths marked out by fate Treads on securely. Heaven's will be the crime To have made even Cato guilty. Who has strength To gaze unawed upon a toppling world? When stars and sky fall headlong, and when earth


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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. Herodotus, Histories, 3.80 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

3.80. After the tumult quieted down, and five days passed, the rebels against the Magi held a council on the whole state of affairs, at which sentiments were uttered which to some Greeks seem incredible, but there is no doubt that they were spoken. ,Otanes was for turning the government over to the Persian people: “It seems to me,” he said, “that there can no longer be a single sovereign over us, for that is not pleasant or good. You saw the insolence of Cambyses, how far it went, and you had your share of the insolence of the Magus. ,How can monarchy be a fit thing, when the ruler can do what he wants with impunity? Give this power to the best man on earth, and it would stir him to unaccustomed thoughts. Insolence is created in him by the good things to hand, while from birth envy is rooted in man. ,Acquiring the two he possesses complete evil; for being satiated he does many reckless things, some from insolence, some from envy. And yet an absolute ruler ought to be free of envy, having all good things; but he becomes the opposite of this towards his citizens; he envies the best who thrive and live, and is pleased by the worst of his fellows; and he is the best confidant of slander. ,of all men he is the most inconsistent; for if you admire him modestly he is angry that you do not give him excessive attention, but if one gives him excessive attention he is angry because one is a flatter. But I have yet worse to say of him than that; he upsets the ancestral ways and rapes women and kills indiscriminately. ,But the rule of the multitude has in the first place the loveliest name of all, equality, and does in the second place none of the things that a monarch does. It determines offices by lot, and holds power accountable, and conducts all deliberating publicly. Therefore I give my opinion that we make an end of monarchy and exalt the multitude, for all things are possible for the majority.”
4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6.466-6.474, 6.549-6.550 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

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

6. Vergil, Aeneis, 7.266-7.268 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7.266. Once out of Tuscan Corythus he fared; 7.267. but now in golden house among the stars 7.268. he has a throne, and by his altars blest
7. Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.243, 2.263-2.264, 2.266-2.273, 2.286-2.292, 2.297-2.307, 2.312, 2.315, 2.317-2.321, 2.323, 2.327-2.333, 5.46, 7.385-7.459, 7.789-7.794, 7.796-7.799 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Seneca The Younger, Hercules Furens, 333-353, 931-933, 935-937, 332 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Seneca The Younger, Oedipus, 700-708, 699 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Seneca The Younger, Thyestes, 205-219, 340-399, 204 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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achilles Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
aeneas, as tyrannus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
agamemnon Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39; Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192
atreus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
autocracy, roman Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
caesar, c. julius, lucan Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
caesar, julius, soldiers cared for by Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
caesar, julius Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
cato, the younger Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
cato the younger, as anti-odyssean Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
cato the younger Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
civil war, roman Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
civil wars, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
civil wars, new order after Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
community, caesars devotion to Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
creon, sen. king oedipus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
elegy/elegiac Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
epic Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
eteocles, sen. phoen. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
families, and cato the younger Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
families, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
fear, as principle of government or ruling device Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
fear, tyrants psychology Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
funeral rites/burials Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
genre criticism Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
hercules Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
homer, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 192, 193
intertextuality Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
jupiter, aen. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
jupiter, met. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
juturna Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
lamentation' Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 168
lucan bellum civile, families in Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
lucan bellum civile Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
marcia Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 193
nero Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
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
one-man rule, and caesar Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
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
pharsalus, battle of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
pluto, ov. met. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
pompey, defeat of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
pompey, soldiers of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
pompey Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
republic Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
rulers and ruled, and cato the younger Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 31
seneca, herc. fur. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
seneca, oed. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
seneca, thy. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
stoicism, fate Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
suicide, anger Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
tereus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
thyestes Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
turnus, as tyrannus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
turnus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
tyrant, epic tradition Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
tyrant, psychology of Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
tyrant, roman stock Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
tyrant, senecas tragedies Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39