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Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.398-1.415


Discedunt velantque caput tunicasque recinguntwere wondering Nereids, viewing cities, grove


et iussos lapides sua post vestigia mittunt.and houses. Dolphins darting mid the trees


Saxa (quis hoc credat, nisi sit pro teste vetustas?)meshed in the twisted branches, beat against


ponere duritiem coepere suumque rigoremthe shaken oak trees. There the sheep, affrayed


mollirique mora mollitaque ducere formam.wim with the frightened wolf, the surging wave


Mox ubi creverunt naturaque mitior illisfloat tigers and lions: availeth naught


contigit, ut quaedam, sic non manifesta, viderihis lightning shock the wild boar, nor avail


forma potest hominis, sed, uti de marmore coeptathe stag's fleet footed speed. The wandering bird


non exacta satis rudibusque simillima signis.eeking umbrageous groves and hidden vales


Quae tamen ex illis aliquo pars umida sucowith wearied pinion droops into the sea.


et terrena fuit, versa est in corporis usum;The waves increasing surge above the hills


quod solidum est flectique nequit, mutatur in ossa;and rising waters dash on mountain tops.


quae modo vena fuit, sub eodem nomine mansit;Myriads by the waves are swept away


inque brevi spatio superorum numine saxaand those the waters spare, for lack of food


missa viri manibus faciem traxere virorumtarvation slowly overcomes at last.
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Inde genus durum sumus experiensque laborumbeneath a wilderness of rising waves


et documenta damus qua simus origine nati.'Twixt Oeta and Aonia , Phocis lies


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

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1. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 2.7, 6.8-6.9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2.7. וַיִּיצֶר יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים אֶת־הָאָדָם עָפָר מִן־הָאֲדָמָה וַיִּפַּח בְּאַפָּיו נִשְׁמַת חַיִּים וַיְהִי הָאָדָם לְנֶפֶשׁ חַיָּה׃ 6.8. וְנֹחַ מָצָא חֵן בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה׃ 6.9. אֵלֶּה תּוֹלְדֹת נֹחַ נֹחַ אִישׁ צַדִּיק תָּמִים הָיָה בְּדֹרֹתָיו אֶת־הָאֱלֹהִים הִתְהַלֶּךְ־נֹחַ׃ 2.7. Then the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." 6.8. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD." 6.9. These are the generations of Noah. Noah was in his generations a man righteous and wholehearted; Noah walked with God."
2. Horace, Odes, 1.2.1-1.2.20 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.1-1.2, 1.5-1.7, 1.57, 1.76-1.112, 1.129-1.130, 1.149-1.150, 1.152, 1.200-1.397, 1.399-1.437, 6.139-6.140, 7.353-7.356 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

4. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 78-88, 77 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

77. And some one may inquire the cause why it was that man was the last work in the creation of the world. For the Creator and Father created him after every thing else as the sacred scriptures inform us. Accordingly, they who have gone most deeply into the laws, and who to the best of their power have investigated everything that is contained in them with all diligence, say that God, when he had given to man to partake of kindred with himself, grudged him neither reason, which is the most excellent of all gifts, nor anything else that is good; but before his creation, provided for him every thing in the world, as for the animal most resembling himself, and dearest to him, being desirous that when he was born, he should be in want of nothing requisite for living, and for living well; the first of which objects is provided for by the abundance of supplies which are furnished to him for his enjoyment, and the other by his power of contemplation of the heavenly bodies, by which the mind is smitten so as to conceive a love and desire for knowledge on those subjects; owing to which desire, philosophy has sprung up, by which, man, though mortal, is made immortal.
5. Philo of Alexandria, On Curses, 23, 22 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

22. It is worth while also to consider the wickedness into which a man who flies from the face of God is driven, since it is called a tempest. The law-giver showing, by this expression, that he who gives way to inconsiderate impulses without any stability or firmness exposes himself to surf and violent tossing, like those of the sea, when it is agitated in the winter season by contrary winds, and has never even a single glimpse of calm or tranquillity. But as when a ship having been tossed in the sea is agitated, it is then no longer fit to take a voyage or to anchor in harbour, but being tossed about hither and thither it leans first to one side and then to the other, and struggles in vain against the waves; so the wicked man, yielding to a perverse and insane disposition, and being unable to regulate his voyage through life without disaster, is constantly tossed about in perpetual expectation of an overturning of his life.
6. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.112 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

1.112. for he does not display a half-complete power, but one which is perfect in every part. Inasmuch, as even if it were to fail in his endeavour, and in any conceptions which may have been formed, or efforts which may have been made, it still can have recourse to the third species of assistance, namely, consolation. For speech is, as it were, a medicine for the wounds of the soul, and a saving remedy for its passions, which, "even before the setting of the sun," the lawgiver says one must restore: that is to say, before the all-brilliant beams of the almighty and all-glorious God are obscured, which he, out of pity for our race, sends down from heaven upon the human mind.
7. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Moses, 2.60, 2.65 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

2.60. For he, being considered a fit man, not only to be exempted from the common calamity which was to overwhelm the world, but also to be himself the beginning of a second generation of men, in obedience to the divine commands which were conveyed to him by the word of God, built a most enormous fabric of wood, three hundred cubits in length, and fifty in width, and thirty in height, and having prepared a number of connected chambers within it, both on the ground floor and in the upper story, the whole building consisting of three, and in some parts of four stories, and having prepared food, brought into it some of every description of animals, beasts and also birds, both male and female, in order to preserve a means of propagating the different species in the times that should come hereafter; 2.65. These are the rewards and honours for pre-eminent excellence given to good men, by means of which, not only did they themselves and their families obtain safety, having escaped from the greatest dangers which were thus aimed against all men all over the earth, by the change in the character of the elements; but they became also the founders of a new generation, and the chiefs of a second period of the world, being left behind as sparks of the most excellent kind of creatures, namely, of men, man having received the supremacy over all earthly creatures whatsoever, being a kind of copy of the powers of God, a visible image of his invisible nature, a created image of an uncreated and immortal Original.{1}{yonge's translation includes a separate treatise title at this point: On the Life of Moses, That Is to Say, On the Theology and Prophetic office of Moses, Book III. Accordingly, his next paragraph begins with roman numeral I (= XIII in the Loeb
8. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 3.78 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Philo of Alexandria, Questions On Genesis, 1.96 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Apuleius, The Golden Ass, 3.24 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

11. Sedulius, Carmen Paschale, 1.68-1.69 (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)

12. Dracontius Blossius Aemilius, De Laudibus Dei, 1.235-1.237, 1.335-1.339, 1.343-1.344 (5th cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)



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adam Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 222
aetiology Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
allusion Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
animals, punishment of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
animals Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 222
apollo Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
apuleius Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 222
ariadne Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
athletics imagery Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
bacchus Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
caesar, julius (see julius caesar) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
callimachus, aetia Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
cerambus Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 52
chiton (cingillum (belt) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
corinna Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
deucalion Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175, 185; Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
diana (artemis) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
diatribe Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
didactic, function Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
dracontius, blossius aemilius Williams and Vol, Philosophy in Ovid, Ovid as Philosopher (2022) 341
enoch, transference of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
enos, hope and Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
epicurean doctrine Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
five, the number, the flood Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
floods, in horace Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 51
floods, in ovid Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 51, 52
gallus, cornelius Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
girdle Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
hexameters Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
homosexuality Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
hope, enos representing Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
humanity, dominant position of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
hunting Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
hylas Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
julius caesar Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
jupiter, and the flood Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 52
juvenal Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
kinship, with god Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
linus Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
logos, lord god Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
lucius' Seim and Okland, Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity (2009) 222
lycaon Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 51
metakosmesis Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 51, 52
metamorphoses, deucalion and pyrrha Williams and Vol, Philosophy in Ovid, Ovid as Philosopher (2022) 341
muses Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
myth Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
noah, concluding remarks about Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
noah, perfection of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
noah, reward of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175, 185
noah, the flood and Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175, 185
noah, virtues of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
noah Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175, 185
opening (clothing) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
pastoral Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
perfection, relative Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175
perfection, vs. half-completed Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
philomela Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
philosophy, greek, in rome Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 51, 52
procne Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
prometheus Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 52
punishment, of animals Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
sedulius Williams and Vol, Philosophy in Ovid, Ovid as Philosopher (2022) 341
silenus Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
soul, types of Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
tereus Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
transference Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
triads, first Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 175, 185
triton Hay, Saeculum: Defining Historical Eras in Ancient Roman Thought (2023) 52
varus (p.alfenus) Keith and Myers, Vergil and Elegy (2023) 5
victorius, claudius marius Williams and Vol, Philosophy in Ovid, Ovid as Philosopher (2022) 341
zona (belt) Radicke, Roman Women’s Dress: Literary Sources, Terminology, and Historical Development (2022) 496
τρόποι ψυχῆς Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185
τέλειος Birnbaum and Dillon, Philo of Alexandria: On the Life of Abraham: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (2020) 185