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Lucan, Pharsalia, 8.627-8.631


nanHis slaves permit him to so great a deed To give his favouring voice; and for the work They choose Achillas. Where the treacherous shore Runs out in sand below the Casian mount And where the shallow waters of the sea Attest the Syrtes near, in little boat Achillas and his partners in the crime With swords embark. Ye gods! and shall the NileAnd barbarous Memphis and th' effeminate crew That throngs Pelusian Canopus raise


nanHis slaves permit him to so great a deed To give his favouring voice; and for the work They choose Achillas. Where the treacherous shore Runs out in sand below the Casian mount And where the shallow waters of the sea Attest the Syrtes near, in little boat Achillas and his partners in the crime With swords embark. Ye gods! and shall the NileAnd barbarous Memphis and th' effeminate crew That throngs Pelusian Canopus raise


nanHis slaves permit him to so great a deed To give his favouring voice; and for the work They choose Achillas. Where the treacherous shore Runs out in sand below the Casian mount And where the shallow waters of the sea Attest the Syrtes near, in little boat Achillas and his partners in the crime With swords embark. Ye gods! and shall the NileAnd barbarous Memphis and th' effeminate crew That throngs Pelusian Canopus raise


nanIts thoughts to such an enterprise? Do thus Our fates press on the world? Is Rome thus fallen That in our civil frays the Phaxian sword Finds place, or Egypt? O, may civil war Be thus far faithful that the hand which strikes Be of our kindred; and the foreign fiend Held worlds apart! Pompeius, great in soul, Noble in spirit, had deserved a death From Caesar's self. And, king, hast thou no fear At such a ruin of so great a name?


nanIts thoughts to such an enterprise? Do thus Our fates press on the world? Is Rome thus fallen That in our civil frays the Phaxian sword Finds place, or Egypt? O, may civil war Be thus far faithful that the hand which strikes Be of our kindred; and the foreign fiend Held worlds apart! Pompeius, great in soul, Noble in spirit, had deserved a death From Caesar's self. And, king, hast thou no fear At such a ruin of so great a name?


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1. Lucan, Pharsalia, 8.72-8.85, 8.88-8.105, 8.132-8.133, 8.189, 8.281, 8.283-8.288, 8.335, 8.422-8.447, 8.465, 8.473, 8.477-8.478, 8.485-8.487, 8.498, 8.525-8.526, 8.539, 8.542-8.549, 8.553, 8.559, 8.576, 8.584-8.586, 8.589-8.592, 8.597-8.601, 8.605-8.606, 8.609, 8.615-8.616, 8.619, 8.628-8.631, 8.639-8.661, 8.663-8.711, 8.713-8.742, 9.1032-9.1034 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2. Silius Italicus, Punica, 10.504-10.506, 10.565-10.567, 13.714-13.716 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Vergil, Aeneis, 12.952

12.952. were battering the foundations, now laid by


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achillas Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
cannae Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
cordus Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
cornelia Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
decapitation,chapter,as metaphor' Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
flaminius Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
funeral Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
gracchus Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
hannibal Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
patroclus Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
paulus,funeral of Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
paulus Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
pompey,abuse of Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
pompey,and priam Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
pompey,funeral of Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
pompey,sextus Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
pompey Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
priam,and pompey Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
ptolemy xiii Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78
ritual,false Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
ritual Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
scipio (africanus) Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
spectacle Roumpou (2023), Ritual and the Poetics of Closure in Flavian Literature. 123
turnus,post mortem abuse of? Mcclellan (2019), Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola, 78