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Lucan, Pharsalia, 7.412-7.420


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanPut forth your strength, your all; the sword today Does its last work. One crowded hour is charged With nations' destinies. Whoe'er of you Longs for his land and home, his wife and child, Seek them with sword. Here in mid battle-field, The gods place all at stake. Our better right Bids us expect their favour; they shall dip Your brands in Caesar's blood, and thus shall give Another sanction to the laws of Rome, Our cause of battle. If for him were meant


nanAn empire o'er the world, had they not put An end to Magnus' life? That I am chief Of all these mingled peoples and of RomeDisproves an angry heaven. See here combined All means of victory. Noble men have sought Unasked the risks of war. Our soldiers boast Ancestral statues. If to us were given A Curius, if Camillus were returned, Or patriot Decius to devote his life, Here would they take their stand. From furthest east


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

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1. Homer, Iliad, 8.31, 24.804 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

8.31. /But at length there spake among them the goddess, flashing-eyed Athene:Father of us all, thou son of Cronos, high above all lords, well know we of ourselves that thy might is unyielding, yet even so have we pity for the Danaan spearmen who now shall perish and fulfill an evil fate. 24.804. /lest the well-greaved Achaeans should set upon them before the time. And when they had piled the barrow they went back, and gathering together duly feasted a glorious feast in the palace of Priam, the king fostered of Zeus.On this wise held they funeral for horse-taming Hector.
2. 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.”
3. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 1.116-1.118 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 6.466-6.474, 6.549-6.550 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Vergil, Aeneis, 1.257-1.258, 1.278-1.279, 7.266-7.268, 12.952 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.257. in panic through the leafy wood, nor ceased 1.258. the victory of his bow, till on the ground 1.279. Such was his word, but vexed with grief and care 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 12.952. were battering the foundations, now laid by
6. Lucan, Pharsalia, 1.1, 1.28-1.29, 1.128, 1.642-1.645, 2.1-2.2, 2.4, 2.7-2.13, 2.116, 2.263-2.264, 2.319-2.322, 4.807-4.808, 5.396, 5.636-5.637, 5.655-5.671, 7.385-7.411, 7.413-7.459, 7.617-7.646, 7.789-7.802, 7.809, 7.862 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

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

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

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

10. Statius, Siluae, 2.7.100-2.7.101 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
achilles 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) 5
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
agricultural decline and destruction Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
atreus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
caesar, c. julius, lucan Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
caesar, julius, commentarii de bello civili Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 139
calliope Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 5
cannae, battle of, compared with pharsalia Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 114, 115
cato, the younger Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
cicero, as reader Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 125
closure, passim Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 139
code and norm in epic Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 114, 119, 121
conte, gian biagio Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 114, 121
creon, sen. king oedipus Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
decay Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
ennius, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 129, 139
ennius, time and space in Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 113, 114, 115, 116, 117
eschatology, in lucans works Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
eteocles, sen. phoen. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
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
fire narratives, in lucans works Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
flood narratives, in lucans works Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
gods, the absence of their providence in lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 114, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 124, 125
hector Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 139
hercules Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 39
hesperia, as evocative term in the ph. Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 124
homer, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 139
homer, place of in epic poetry Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 5
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
livius andronicus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 119
lucan, civil war Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
lucretius Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 117, 120
mars Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 122, 123
metapoetic diction, degener Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 122
metapoetic diction, fatum Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 117
muses Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 125
naevius Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 119
narrator Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 113, 114, 120
nero Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
ovid Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 124
pharsalia, name of the poem Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 116, 117
pharsalus, battle of Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
pluto, ov. met. Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38
pompey Agri, Reading Fear in Flavian Epic: Emotion, Power, and Stoicism (2022) 38, 39
populus romanus, as central character in the pharsalia Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 122, 123, 124, 125, 129
romulus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 122, 123
scaeva Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 139
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
servius, as reader Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 119
space and time in the ph. Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 120, 123
stars, in lucans works' Star, Apocalypse and Golden Age: The End of the World in Greek and Roman Thought (2021) 185
statius, as early reader of lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 5
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
topoi, of a day of doom, Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 113, 114, 115, 116, 117
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
virgil, as model and anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 5, 116, 117, 124, 139