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Lucan, Pharsalia, 9.235-9.236


nanIn due submission to the bounds of right, Yet in this age irreverent of law Has played a noble part. Great was his power, But freedom safe: when all the plebs was prone To be his slaves, he chose the private gown; So that the Senate ruled the Roman state, The Senate's ruler: nought by right of arms He e'er demanded: willing took he gifts Yet from a willing giver: wealth was his Vast, yet the coffers of the State he filled


nanIn due submission to the bounds of right, Yet in this age irreverent of law Has played a noble part. Great was his power, But freedom safe: when all the plebs was prone To be his slaves, he chose the private gown; So that the Senate ruled the Roman state, The Senate's ruler: nought by right of arms He e'er demanded: willing took he gifts Yet from a willing giver: wealth was his Vast, yet the coffers of the State he filled


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

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1. Homer, Odyssey, 12.352-12.373, 23.306-23.309 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Cicero, On Duties, 1.54 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.54. Nam cum sit hoc natura commune animantium, ut habeant libidinem procreandi, prima societas in ipso coniugio est, proxima in liberis, deinde una domus, communia omnia; id autem est principium urbis et quasi seminarium rei publicae. Sequuntur fratrum coniunctiones, post consobrinorum sobrinorumque, qui cum una domo iam capi non possint, in alias domos tamquam in colonias exeunt. Sequuntur conubia et affinitates, ex quibus etiam plures propinqui; quae propagatio et suboles origo est rerum publicarum. Sanguinis autem coniunctio et benivolentia devincit homines et caritate; 1.54.  For since the reproductive instinct is by Nature's gift the common possession of all living creatures, the first bond of union is that between husband and wife; the next, that between parents and children; then we find one home, with everything in common. And this is the foundation of civil government, the nursery, as it were, of the state. Then follow the bonds between brothers and sisters, and next those of first and then of second cousins; and when they can no longer be sheltered under one roof, they go out into other homes, as into colonies. Then follow between these in turn, marriages and connections by marriage, and from these again a new stock of relations; and from this propagation and after-growth states have their beginnings. The bonds of common blood hold men fast through good-will and affection;
3. Anon., Rhetorica Ad Herennium, 2.19 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

2.19.  We shall be dealing with an Absolute Juridical Issue when, without any recourse to a defence extraneous to the cause, we contend that the act itself which we confess having committed was lawful. Herein it is proper to examine whether the act was in accord with the Law. We can discuss this question, once a cause is given, when we know the departments of which the Law is constituted. The constituent departments, then, are the following: Nature, Statute, Custom, Previous Judgements, Equity, and Agreement. To the Law of Nature belong the duties observed because of kinship or family loyalty. In accordance with this kind of Law parents are cherished by their children, and children by their parents. Statute Law is that kind of Law which is sanctioned by the will of the people; for example, you are to appear before the court when summoned to do so. Legal Custom is that which, in the absence of any statute, is by usage endowed with the force of statute law; for example, the money you have deposited with a banker you may rightly seek from his partner. It is a Previous Judgement what on the same question a sentence has been passed or a decree interposed. These are often contradictory, according as one judge, praetor, consul, or tribune of the plebs has determined differently from another; and it often happens that on the very same matter one has decree or decided differently from another. For example, Marcus Drusus, city praetor, granted an action on breach of contract against an heir, whereas Sextus Julius refused to do so. Again, Gaius Caelius, sitting in judgement, acquitted of the charge of injury the man who had by name attacked the poet Lucilius on the stage, while Publius Mucius condemned the man who had specifically named the poet Lucius Accius.
4. Vergil, Aeneis, 7.585-7.597, 7.600 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

7.594. while he but faltered speechless. She upraised
5. Lucan, Pharsalia, 2.38-2.42, 6.303-6.305, 7.698-7.699, 7.789-7.797, 9.227-9.234, 9.236, 9.290 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6. Pliny The Elder, Natural History, 7.121 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)



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aeneas Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
caesar, julius, and pompey Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
caesar, julius, mutinous soldiers of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
cato the younger Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
children and ara pacis, and parents Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
children and ara pacis, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
cicero, marcus tullius, on duties Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
civil wars, and family Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
civil wars, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
community Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
ennius, model / anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 19
families, and caesar Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
families, and civil wars Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
families, and pompey Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
families, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26
families, of soldiers Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
families Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
fathers Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
funeral rites/burials Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
gods Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
horror' Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 151
julia (daughter of caesar) Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
law Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
leigh, matthew Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 151
livius andronicus, model and anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 19
lucan(see index locorum), apostrophic narrator Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 151
lucan bellum civile, death in Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
lucan bellum civile, families in Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26
lucan bellum civile Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26
matronae Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
naevius, model and anti-model for lucan Joseph, Thunder and Lament: Lucan on the Beginnings and Ends of Epic (2022) 19
one-man rule, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
pharsalus, battle Mcclellan, Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola (2019) 151
pietas Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
pliny the elder, natural history Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
pompey, allies of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26
pompey, and caesar Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
pompey, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26
republic Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
rulers and ruled, love between Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 26
slaves Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
soldiers and cato the younger, families of Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
trojan war Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
valerius maximus, facta et dicta memorabilia Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
vergil Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22
wives, in lucan Fertik, The Ruler's House: Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome (2019) 22, 26