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Lucan, Pharsalia, 6.807-6.809


nanThat sound beneath the brooding eagle's wings. Nor Araby's viper, nor the ocean snakeWho in the Red Sea waters guards the shell, Are wanting; nor the slough on Libyan sands By horned reptile cast; nor ashes fail Snatched from an altar where the Phoenix died. And viler poisons many, which herself Has made, she adds, whereto no name is given: Pestiferous leaves pregnant with magic chants And blades of grass which in their primal growth


nanThat sound beneath the brooding eagle's wings. Nor Araby's viper, nor the ocean snakeWho in the Red Sea waters guards the shell, Are wanting; nor the slough on Libyan sands By horned reptile cast; nor ashes fail Snatched from an altar where the Phoenix died. And viler poisons many, which herself Has made, she adds, whereto no name is given: Pestiferous leaves pregnant with magic chants And blades of grass which in their primal growth


nanThat sound beneath the brooding eagle's wings. Nor Araby's viper, nor the ocean snakeWho in the Red Sea waters guards the shell, Are wanting; nor the slough on Libyan sands By horned reptile cast; nor ashes fail Snatched from an altar where the Phoenix died. And viler poisons many, which herself Has made, she adds, whereto no name is given: Pestiferous leaves pregnant with magic chants And blades of grass which in their primal growth


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

7 results
1. Horace, Epodes, 5 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Lucan, Pharsalia, 1.6-1.7, 1.128, 2.85, 2.103-2.104, 2.114-2.116, 2.142-2.144, 2.152-2.153, 2.159, 2.169-2.193, 2.221-2.222, 6.413-6.806, 6.808-6.830, 7.764-7.776, 7.829, 8.835, 8.859-8.862, 9.3-9.4, 9.7-9.11, 9.17, 9.601, 9.603-9.604 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Seneca The Younger, Medea, 817-819, 800 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Seneca The Younger, Oedipus, 531-626, 530 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Apuleius, The Golden Ass, 2.28-2.30 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

6. Heliodorus, Ethiopian Story, 6.12-6.15 (2nd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

7. Ammianus Marcellinus, History, 19.12.14 (4th cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

19.12.14. For if anyone wore on his neck an amulet against the quartan ague or any other complaint, or was accused by the testimony of the evil-disposed of passing by a grave in the evening, on the ground that he was a dealer in poisons, or a gatherer of the horrors of tombs and the vain illusions of the ghosts that walk there, he was condemned to capital punishment and so perished.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
ammianus marcellinus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
anchoring allusions Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
ara Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
assistant Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44
canidia Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
cato the younger Konstan and Garani, The Philosophizing Muse: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Roman Poetry (2014) 185
chersonese Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
curse tablets Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
curses Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
daemonology Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256
daimon of the dead Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44
ennius, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
erichtho Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
erictho (thessalian witch) Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
ericthos corpse Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 265, 266
figurines Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
frazer, james Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
freud, s. Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 255
freud, sigmund Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
funeral/funerary Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 220
graves Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
heliodorus Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 220
julius caesar Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
killing Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
lucan Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84; Jeong, Pauline Baptism among the Mysteries: Ritual Messages and the Promise of Initiation (2023) 220
macedonia Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
magic Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44
marius gratidianus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
marriage Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
metaphor Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
metapoetic diction, amputo Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
metapoetic diction, fama Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 265
metapoetic diction, spiramen Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
metonymy Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
narrator, poetic doublets of the narrator in the poem Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 265
necromancy Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256
nero Konstan and Garani, The Philosophizing Muse: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Roman Poetry (2014) 185
pharsalia, as a character Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 266
pharsalus Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
pitys Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44
pompey Konstan and Garani, The Philosophizing Muse: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Roman Poetry (2014) 185; Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
puppy Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
repetition Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
resurrection Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44
rhetoric Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
scaeva Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 265
science Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
selinous Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
seneca, lucius annaeus Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
shelley, m. Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 247
shelley, p. b. Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 247
soul Konstan and Garani, The Philosophizing Muse: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Roman Poetry (2014) 185
superstition Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
thetima Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
underworld Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
violence Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
virgil Luck, Arcana mundi: magic and the occult in the Greek and Roman worlds: a collection of ancient texts (2006) 246
whore, cf. concubine witch, cf. magician, magos, shaman, sorcerer Riess, Performing interpersonal violence: court, curse, and comedy in fourth-century BCE Athens (2012) 226
witches Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 84
zeus' Pachoumi, The Concepts of the Divine in the Greek Magical Papyri (2017) 44