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Lucan, Pharsalia, 7.764-7.776


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanGaze on unnumbered swords that flashed in air And sought his ruin; and the tide of blood In which his host had perished. Yet not as those Who, prostrate fallen, would drag nations down To share their evil fate, Pompeius did. Still were the gods thought worthy of his prayers To give him solace, in that after him Might live his Romans. "Spare, ye gods," he said, "Nor lay whole peoples low; my fall attained, The world and Rome may stand. And if ye need


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


nanMore bloodshed, here on me, my wife, and sons Wreak out your vengeance — pledges to the fates Such have we given. Too little for the war Is our destruction? Doth the carnage fail, The world escaping? Magnus' fortunes lost, Why doom all else beside him?" Thus he cried, And passed amid his standards, and recalled His vanquished host that rushed on fate declared. Not for his sake such carnage should be wrought. So thought Pompeius; nor the foeman's sword


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

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1. Lucretius Carus, On The Nature of Things, 1.62 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2. Lucan, Pharsalia, 1.6-1.7, 1.185-1.192, 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, 3.9-3.35, 6.434-6.830, 7.7-7.24, 7.765-7.776, 7.778, 7.785-7.786, 7.829 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
anchoring allusions Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
beginnings (of poetry books) Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
caesar, julius Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
cornelia metella Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
dreams Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
ennius, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
fortuna (fortune) Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
ghosts Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
julia (wife of pompey) Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
julius caesar, gaius Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
marius gratidianus Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
metapoetic diction, amputo Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
metapoetic diction, spiramen Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 64
oneiromancy Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
patria Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
personifications Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
pompeius magnus, gnaeus (pompey) Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
rome/roman Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
stoicism Mowat, Engendering the Future: Divination and the Construction of Gender in the Late Roman Republic (2021) 154
underworld' Lehoux et al., Lucretius: Poetry, Philosophy, Science (2013) 280
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