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Vergil, Aeneis, 6.177


haud mora, festinant flentes, aramque sepulchriChildren of gods, have such a victory won.


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1. Homer, Odyssey, 12.15 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

2. Apollonius of Rhodes, Argonautica, 2.835-2.863 (3rd cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

2.835. ἔνθα δὲ ναυτιλίης μὲν ἐρητύοντο μέλεσθαι 2.836. ἀμφὶ δὲ κηδείῃ νέκυος μένον ἀσχαλόωντες. 2.837. ἤματα δὲ τρία πάντα γόων· ἑτέρῳ δέ μιν ἤδη 2.838. τάρχυον μεγαλωστί· συνεκτερέιζε δὲ λαὸς 2.839. αὐτῷ ὁμοῦ βασιλῆι Λύκῳ· παρὰ δʼ ἄσπετα μῆλα 2.840. ἣ θέμις οἰχομένοισι, ταφήια λαιμοτόμησαν. 2.841. καὶ δή τοι κέχυται τοῦδʼ ἀνέρος ἐν χθονὶ κείνῃ 2.842. τύμβος· σῆμα δʼ ἔπεστι καὶ ὀψιγόνοισιν ἰδέσθαι 2.843. νηίου ἐκ κοτίνοιο φάλαγξ· θαλέθει δέ τε φύλλοις 2.844. ἄκρης τυτθὸν ἔνερθʼ Ἀχερουσίδος. εἰ δέ με καὶ τὸ 2.845. χρειὼ ἀπηλεγέως Μουσέων ὕπο γηρύσασθαι 2.846. τόνδε πολισσοῦχον διεπέφραδε Βοιωτοῖσιν 2.847. Νισαίοισί τε Φοῖβος ἐπιρρήδην ἱλάεσθαι 2.848. ἀμφὶ δὲ τήνγε φάλαγγα παλαιγενέος κοτίνοιο 2.849. ἄστυ βαλεῖν· οἱ δʼ ἀντὶ θεουδέος Αἰολίδαο 2.850. Ἴδμονος εἰσέτι νῦν Ἀγαμήστορα κυδαίνουσιν. 2.851. τίς γὰρ δὴ θάνεν ἄλλος; ἐπεὶ καὶ ἔτʼ αὖτις ἔχευαν 2.852. ἥρωες τότε τύμβον ἀποφθιμένου ἑτάροιο. 2.853. δοιὰ γὰρ οὖν κείνων ἔτι σήματα φαίνεται ἀνδρῶν. 2.854. Ἁγνιάδην Τῖφυν θανέειν φάτις· οὐδέ οἱ ἦεν 2.855. μοῖρʼ ἔτι ναυτίλλεσθαι ἑκαστέρω. ἀλλά νυ καὶ τὸν 2.856. αὖθι μινυνθαδίη πάτρης ἑκὰς εὔνασε νοῦσος 2.857. εἰσότʼ Ἀβαντιάδαο νέκυν κτερέιξεν ὅμιλος. 2.858. ἄτλητον δʼ ὀλοῷ ἐπὶ πήματι κῆδος ἕλοντο. 2.859. δὴ γὰρ ἐπεὶ καὶ τόνδε παρασχεδὸν ἐκτερέιξαν 2.860. αὐτοῦ, ἀμηχανίῃσιν ἁλὸς προπάροιθε πεσόντες 2.861. ἐντυπὰς εὐκήλως εἰλυμένοι οὔτε τι σίτου 2.862. μνώοντʼ οὔτε ποτοῖο· κατήμυσαν δʼ ἀχέεσσιν 2.863. θυμόν, ἐπεὶ μάλα πολλὸν ἀπʼ ἐλπίδος ἔπλετο νόστος.
3. Vergil, Aeneis, 5.815, 6.149-6.174, 6.176, 6.178-6.192, 6.201-6.204, 6.211, 6.232-6.235, 6.333-6.547, 6.773-6.776 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

5.815. O venerated gods from haughty foes 6.149. of my loved sire. Thy hand may point the way; 6.150. Thy word will open wide yon holy doors. 6.151. My father through the flames and falling spears 6.152. Straight through the centre of our foes, I bore 6.153. Upon these shoulders. My long flight he shared 6.154. From sea to sea, and suffered at my side 6.155. The anger of rude waters and dark skies,— 6.156. Though weak—0 task too great for old and gray! 6.157. Thus as a suppliant at thy door to stand 6.158. Was his behest and prayer. On son and sire 6.159. 0 gracious one, have pity,—for thy rule 6.160. Is over all; no vain authority 6.161. Hadst thou from Trivia o'er th' Avernian groves. 6.162. If Orpheus could call back his loved one's shade 6.163. Emboldened by the lyre's melodious string : 6.164. If Pollux by the interchange of death 6.165. Redeemed his twin, and oft repassed the way : 6.166. If Theseus—but why name him? why recall 6.168. Thus, to the altar clinging, did he pray : 6.169. The Sibyl thus replied : “offspring of Heaven 6.170. Anchises' son, the downward path to death 6.171. Is easy; all the livelong night and day 6.172. Dark Pluto's door stands open for a guest. 6.173. But 0! remounting to the world of light 6.174. This is a task indeed, a strife supreme. 6.176. Or quenchless virtue carried to the stars 6.178. Grim forests stop the way, and, gliding slow 6.179. Cocytus circles through the sightless gloom. 6.180. But if it be thy dream and fond desire 6.181. Twice o'er the Stygian gulf to travel, twice 6.182. On glooms of Tartarus to set thine eyes 6.201. Nor strong, sharp steel, to rend it from the tree. 6.202. Another task awaits; thy friend's cold clay 6.203. Lies unentombed. Alas! thou art not ware 6.204. (While in my house thou lingerest, seeking light) 6.232. To blow his shell-shaped horn, and wildly dared 6.233. Challenge the gods themselves to rival song; 6.234. Till jealous Triton, if the tale be true 6.235. Grasped the rash mortal, and out-flung him far 6.333. An altar dark, and piled upon the flames 6.334. The ponderous entrails of the bulls, and poured 6.335. Free o'er the burning flesh the goodly oil. 6.336. Then lo! at dawn's dim, earliest beam began 6.337. Beneath their feet a groaning of the ground : 6.338. The wooded hill-tops shook, and, as it seemed 6.339. She-hounds of hell howled viewless through the shade 6.340. To hail their Queen. “Away, 0 souls profane! 6.341. Stand far away!” the priestess shrieked, “nor dare 6.342. Unto this grove come near! Aeneas, on! 6.343. Begin thy journey! Draw thy sheathed blade! 6.344. Now, all thy courage! now, th' unshaken soul!” 6.345. She spoke, and burst into the yawning cave 6.346. With frenzied step; he follows where she leads 6.348. Ye gods! who rule the spirits of the dead! 6.349. Ye voiceless shades and silent lands of night! 6.350. 0 Phlegethon! 0 Chaos! let my song 6.351. If it be lawful, in fit words declare 6.352. What I have heard; and by your help divine 6.353. Unfold what hidden things enshrouded lie 6.355. They walked exploring the unpeopled night 6.356. Through Pluto's vacuous realms, and regions void 6.357. As when one's path in dreary woodlands winds 6.358. Beneath a misty moon's deceiving ray 6.359. When Jove has mantled all his heaven in shade 6.360. And night seals up the beauty of the world. 6.361. In the first courts and entrances of Hell 6.362. Sorrows and vengeful Cares on couches lie : 6.363. There sad Old Age abides, Diseases pale 6.364. And Fear, and Hunger, temptress to all crime; 6.365. Want, base and vile, and, two dread shapes to see 6.366. Bondage and Death : then Sleep, Death's next of kin; 6.367. And dreams of guilty joy. Death-dealing War 6.368. Is ever at the doors, and hard thereby 6.369. The Furies' beds of steel, where wild-eyed Strife 6.371. There in the middle court a shadowy elm 6.372. Its ancient branches spreads, and in its leaves 6.373. Deluding visions ever haunt and cling. 6.374. Then come strange prodigies of bestial kind : 6.375. Centaurs are stabled there, and double shapes 6.376. Like Scylla, or the dragon Lerna bred 6.377. With hideous scream; Briareus clutching far 6.378. His hundred hands, Chimaera girt with flame 6.379. A crowd of Gorgons, Harpies of foul wing 6.380. And giant Geryon's triple-monstered shade. 6.381. Aeneas, shuddering with sudden fear 6.382. Drew sword and fronted them with naked steel; 6.383. And, save his sage conductress bade him know 6.384. These were but shapes and shadows sweeping by 6.386. Hence the way leads to that Tartarean stream 6.387. of Acheron, whose torrent fierce and foul 6.388. Disgorges in Cocytus all its sands. 6.389. A ferryman of gruesome guise keeps ward 6.390. Upon these waters,—Charon, foully garbed 6.391. With unkempt, thick gray beard upon his chin 6.392. And staring eyes of flame; a mantle coarse 6.393. All stained and knotted, from his shoulder falls 6.394. As with a pole he guides his craft, tends sail 6.395. And in the black boat ferries o'er his dead;— 6.396. Old, but a god's old age looks fresh and strong. 6.397. To those dim shores the multitude streams on— 6.398. Husbands and wives, and pale, unbreathing forms 6.399. of high-souled heroes, boys and virgins fair 6.400. And strong youth at whose graves fond parents mourned. 6.401. As numberless the throng as leaves that fall 6.402. When autumn's early frost is on the grove; 6.403. Or like vast flocks of birds by winter's chill 6.404. Sent flying o'er wide seas to lands of flowers. 6.405. All stood beseeching to begin their voyage 6.406. Across that river, and reached out pale hands 6.407. In passionate yearning for its distant shore. 6.408. But the grim boatman takes now these, now those 6.409. Or thrusts unpitying from the stream away. 6.410. Aeneas, moved to wonder and deep awe 6.411. Beheld the tumult; “Virgin seer!” he cried, . 6.412. “Why move the thronging ghosts toward yonder stream? 6.413. What seek they there? Or what election holds 6.414. That these unwilling linger, while their peers 6.415. Sweep forward yonder o'er the leaden waves?” 6.416. To him, in few, the aged Sibyl spoke : 6.417. “Son of Anchises, offspring of the gods 6.418. Yon are Cocytus and the Stygian stream 6.419. By whose dread power the gods themselves do fear 6.420. To take an oath in vain. Here far and wide 6.421. Thou seest the hapless throng that hath no grave. 6.422. That boatman Charon bears across the deep 6.423. Such as be sepulchred with holy care. 6.424. But over that loud flood and dreadful shore 6.425. No trav'ler may be borne, until in peace 6.426. His gathered ashes rest. A hundred years 6.427. Round this dark borderland some haunt and roam 6.428. Then win late passage o'er the longed-for wave.” 6.429. Aeneas lingered for a little space 6.430. Revolving in his soul with pitying prayer 6.431. Fate's partial way. But presently he sees 6.432. Leucaspis and the Lycian navy's lord 6.433. Orontes; both of melancholy brow 6.434. Both hapless and unhonored after death 6.435. Whom, while from Troy they crossed the wind-swept seas 6.437. There, too, the helmsman Palinurus strayed : 6.438. Who, as he whilom watched the Libyan stars 6.439. Had fallen, plunging from his lofty seat 6.440. Into the billowy deep. Aeneas now 6.441. Discerned his sad face through the blinding gloom 6.442. And hailed him thus : “0 Palinurus, tell 6.443. What god was he who ravished thee away 6.444. From me and mine, beneath the o'crwhelming wave? 6.445. Speak on! for he who ne'er had spoke untrue 6.446. Apollo's self, did mock my listening mind 6.447. And chanted me a faithful oracle 6.448. That thou shouldst ride the seas unharmed, and touch 6.449. Ausonian shores. Is this the pledge divine?” 6.450. Then he, “0 chieftain of Anchises' race 6.451. Apollo's tripod told thee not untrue. 6.452. No god did thrust me down beneath the wave 6.453. For that strong rudder unto which I clung 6.454. My charge and duty, and my ship's sole guide 6.455. Wrenched from its place, dropped with me as I fell. 6.456. Not for myself—by the rude seas I swear— 6.457. Did I have terror, but lest thy good ship 6.458. Stripped of her gear, and her poor pilot lost 6.459. Should fail and founder in that rising flood. 6.460. Three wintry nights across the boundless main 6.461. The south wind buffeted and bore me on; 6.462. At the fourth daybreak, lifted from the surge 6.463. I looked at last on Italy, and swam 6.464. With weary stroke on stroke unto the land. 6.465. Safe was I then. Alas! but as I climbed 6.466. With garments wet and heavy, my clenched hand 6.467. Grasping the steep rock, came a cruel horde 6.468. Upon me with drawn blades, accounting me— 6.469. So blind they were!—a wrecker's prize and spoil. 6.470. Now are the waves my tomb; and wandering winds 6.471. Toss me along the coast. 0, I implore 6.472. By heaven's sweet light, by yonder upper air 6.473. By thy lost father, by lulus dear 6.474. Thy rising hope and joy, that from these woes 6.475. Unconquered chieftain, thou wilt set me free! 6.476. Give me a grave where Velia 's haven lies 6.477. For thou hast power! Or if some path there be 6.478. If thy celestial mother guide thee here 6.479. (For not, I ween, without the grace of gods 6.480. Wilt cross yon rivers vast, you Stygian pool) 6.481. Reach me a hand! and bear with thee along! 6.482. Until (least gift!) death bring me peace and calm.” 6.483. Such words he spoke: the priestess thus replied: 6.484. “Why, Palinurus, these unblest desires? 6.485. Wouldst thou, unsepulchred, behold the wave 6.486. of Styx, stern river of th' Eumenides? 6.487. Wouldst thou, unbidden, tread its fearful strand? 6.488. Hope not by prayer to change the laws of Heaven! 6.489. But heed my words, and in thy memory 6.490. Cherish and keep, to cheer this evil time. 6.491. Lo, far and wide, led on by signs from Heaven 6.492. Thy countrymen from many a templed town 6.493. Shall consecrate thy dust, and build thy tomb 6.494. A tomb with annual feasts and votive flowers 6.495. To Palinurus a perpetual fame!” 6.496. Thus was his anguish stayed, from his sad heart 6.497. Grief ebbed awhile, and even to this day 6.499. The twain continue now their destined way 6.500. Unto the river's edge. The Ferryman 6.501. Who watched them through still groves approach his shore 6.502. Hailed them, at distance, from the Stygian wave 6.503. And with reproachful summons thus began: 6.504. “Whoe'er thou art that in this warrior guise 6.505. Unto my river comest,—quickly tell 6.506. Thine errand! Stay thee where thou standest now! 6.507. This is ghosts' land, for sleep and slumbrous dark. 6.508. That flesh and blood my Stygian ship should bear 6.509. Were lawless wrong. Unwillingly I took 6.510. Alcides, Theseus, and Pirithous 6.511. Though sons of gods, too mighty to be quelled. 6.512. One bound in chains yon warder of Hell's door 6.513. And dragged him trembling from our monarch's throne: 6.514. The others, impious, would steal away 6.515. Out of her bride-bed Pluto's ravished Queen.” 6.516. Briefly th' Amphrysian priestess made reply: 6.517. “Not ours, such guile: Fear not! This warrior's arms 6.518. Are innocent. Let Cerberus from his cave 6.519. Bay ceaselessly, the bloodless shades to scare; 6.520. Let Proserpine immaculately keep 6.521. The house and honor of her kinsman King. 6.522. Trojan Aeneas, famed for faithful prayer 6.523. And victory in arms, descends to seek 6.524. His father in this gloomy deep of death. 6.525. If loyal goodness move not such as thee 6.526. This branch at least” (she drew it from her breast) 6.527. “Thou knowest well.” 6.528. Then cooled his wrathful heart; 6.529. With silent lips he looked and wondering eyes 6.530. Upon that fateful, venerable wand 6.531. Seen only once an age. Shoreward he turned 6.532. And pushed their way his boat of leaden hue. 6.533. The rows of crouching ghosts along the thwarts 6.534. He scattered, cleared a passage, and gave room 6.535. To great Aeneas. The light shallop groaned 6.536. Beneath his weight, and, straining at each seam 6.537. Took in the foul flood with unstinted flow. 6.538. At last the hero and his priestess-guide 6.539. Came safe across the river, and were moored 6.541. Here Cerberus, with triple-throated roar 6.542. Made all the region ring, as there he lay 6.543. At vast length in his cave. The Sibyl then 6.544. Seeing the serpents writhe around his neck 6.545. Threw down a loaf with honeyed herbs imbued 6.546. And drowsy essences: he, ravenous 6.547. Gaped wide his three fierce mouths and snatched the bait 6.773. Why name Ixion and Pirithous 6.774. The Lapithae, above whose impious brows 6.775. A crag of flint hangs quaking to its fall 6.776. As if just toppling down, while couches proud
4. Valerius Flaccus Gaius, Argonautica, 1.211-1.226, 3.255-3.259, 3.311-3.312, 5.1-5.216, 5.329, 5.333-5.352, 5.362, 5.392, 5.397, 8.180-8.182 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Apuleius, The Golden Ass, 6.13 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeneas Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111; Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
amphora, carried by sixth in procession Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
apollo, laurel twigs of Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
artemis, and moon, and isis Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
athena, with vannus Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
baiae Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
bubastis Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
costs of war Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
cyzicus Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
demeter, at eleusis, and rebirth, influence of Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
devotio Bowditch, Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion: On the Nature of the Gods and On Divination (2001) 88
elpenor Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
empire, as territorial expanse Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
erginus Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
euploea Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
foreshadowing Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
funeral Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
golden bough Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 110; Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
herculaneum, frescoes from Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
idmon Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111; Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
inconsistency Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
isis, and artemis Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
isis, in herculaneum Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
jason Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111; Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
katabasis, as epic convention Bowditch, Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion: On the Nature of the Gods and On Divination (2001) 88
katabasis Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
laurel twigs, winnowing basket of Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
limon Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
lucrinus, lake Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
lycus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109
maps and mapping Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
medea Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
misenus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111; Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37; Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
mistletoe Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
names and naming Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
nesis Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
palinurus Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
paratexts Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
pausilypum Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
phasis Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
pitcher, two-handled, carried by sixth in procession Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
pollius felix Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
pollius temple of Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
pompey Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
puteoli Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
rhetoric, of sacrifice Bowditch, Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion: On the Nature of the Gods and On Divination (2001) 88
romanitas Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
sibyl Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
sistrum = bronze rattle, carried by isis, carried by priest' Griffiths, The Isis-Book (Metamorphoses, Book XI) (1975) 213
surrentum Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
symplegades (cyanaean rocks) Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
theater Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
tiphys Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111; Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37
valerius flaccus, and apollonius rhodius Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
valerius flaccus, and virgil Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
valerius flaccus, funerals in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 109, 110, 111
valerius flaccus, romanization in Augoustakis, Flavian Poetry and its Greek Past (2014) 111
venus Putnam et al., The Poetic World of Statius' Silvae (2023) 137
vergil Pandey, The Poetics of Power in Augustan Rome (2018) 151
virgil Heerking and Manuwald, Brill’s Companion to Valerius Flaccus (2014) 37