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Lucan, Pharsalia, 8.67


nanBut give to grief thy moments. From the ship He leaps to land; she marks the cruel doom Wrought by the gods upon him: pale and wan His weary features, by the hoary locks Shaded; the dust of travel on his garb. Dark on her soul a night of anguish fell; Her trembling limbs no longer bore her frame: Scarce throbbed her heart, and prone on earth she lay Deceived in hope of death. The boat made fast, Pompeius treading the lone waste of sand


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

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1. Homer, Odyssey, 23.184-23.194 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.342-2.343, 2.350-2.366, 2.378-2.380, 2.388, 2.728, 8.72-8.85, 8.88-8.105, 8.132-8.133 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Tacitus, Annals, 15.36 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

15.36.  Before long, giving up for the moment the idea of Greece (his reasons were a matter of doubt), he revisited the capital, his secret imaginations being now occupied with the eastern provinces, Egypt in particular. Then after asseverating by edict that his absence would not be for long, and that all departments of the state would remain as stable and prosperous as ever, he repaired to the Capitol in connection with his departure. There he performed his devotions; but, when he entered the temple of Vesta also, he began to quake in every limb, possibly from terror inspired by the deity, or possibly because the memory of his crimes never left him devoid of fear. He abandoned his project, therefore, with the excuse that all his interests weighed lighter with him than the love of his fatherland:— "He had seen the dejected looks of his countrymen: he could hear their whispered complaints against the long journey soon to be undertaken by one whose most limited excursions were insupportable to a people in the habit of drawing comfort under misfortune from the sight of their emperor. Consequently, as in private relationships the nearest pledges of affection were the dearest, so in public affairs the Roman people had the first call, and he must yield if it wished him to stay." These and similar professions were much to the taste of the populace with its passion for amusements and its dread of a shortage of corn (always the chief preoccupation) in the event of his absence. The senate and high aristocracy were in doubt whether his cruelty was more formidable at a distance or at close quarters: in the upshot, as is inevitable in all great terrors, they believed the worse possibility to be the one which had become a fact.


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caesar,julius,soldiers cared for by Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33, 38
cato the younger Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
civil wars,in lucan Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
cornelia,antitype to penelope Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
cornelia Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
delegation,and caesar Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
depicting,and lucan Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
depicting,and people of rome Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
depicting,popularity of Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
domus augusta (imperial family) Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
families,and caesar Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
families,and cato the younger Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
families,in lucan Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33, 38
families,ruler and ruled as Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
homer,model / anti-model for lucan Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
lucan bellum civile,families in Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33, 38
lucan bellum civile Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33, 38
marcia Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
nostos,as master-trope explored by lucan' Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
odysseus Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
pater patriae Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
penelope Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
pharsalus,battle of Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
pompey,and cornelia Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
pompey,as anti-odyssean Joseph (2022), Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic, 201
republic Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
rome,in lucan Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
rome,people of and augustus as pater patriae,and nero Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
rulers and ruled,and cato the younger Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
rulers and ruled,as family Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
rulers and ruled,love between Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
soldiers and cato the younger Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 33
tacitus,on nero Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38
tacitus,works annales (annals) Fertik (2019), The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome, 38