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Vergil, Georgics, 1.390-1.392


Ne nocturna quidem carpentes pensa puellaeWhile snow lies deep, and streams are drifting ice.


nescivere hiemem, testa cum ardente viderentWhat need to tell of autumn's storms and stars


scintillare oleum et putris concrescere fungos.And wherefore men must watch, when now the day


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

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1. Pindar, Olympian Odes, 6.68-6.74, 8.1-8.7 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

2. Herodotus, Histories, 8.134 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8.134. This man Mys is known to have gone to Lebadea and to have bribed a man of the country to go down into the cave of Trophonius and to have gone to the place of divination at Abae in Phocis. He went first to Thebes where he inquired of Ismenian Apollo (sacrifice is there the way of divination, as at Olympia), and moreover he bribed one who was no Theban but a stranger to lie down to sleep in the shrine of Amphiaraus. ,No Theban may seek a prophecy there, for Amphiaraus bade them by an oracle to choose which of the two they wanted and forgo the other, and take him either for their prophet or for their ally. They chose that he should be their ally. Therefore no Theban may lie down to sleep in that place.
3. Sophocles, Oedipus The King, 21 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

4. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.237, 6.318, 6.339-6.381, 13.570 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

5. Vergil, Georgics, 1.388-1.389, 1.391-1.392 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

1.388. And hunt the long-eared hares, then pierce the doe 1.389. With whirl of hempen-thonged Balearic sling 1.391. What need to tell of autumn's storms and stars 1.392. And wherefore men must watch, when now the day
6. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 7.21.12 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.21.12. Before the sanctuary of Demeter is a spring. On the side of this towards the temple stands a wall of stones, while on the outer side has been made a descent to the spring. Here there is an infallible oracle, not indeed for everything, but only in the case of sick folk. They tie a mirror to a fine cord and let it down, judging the distance so that it does not sink deep into the spring, but just far enough to touch the water with its rim. Or, possibly “disk.” The round mirror might be lowered vertically or horizontally (face upwards). Then they pray to the goddess and burn incense, after which they look into the mirror, which shows them the patient either alive or dead.
7. Papyri, Papyri Graecae Magicae, 4.1103, 7.540-7.578, 15.1-15.21 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aetiology Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
animals Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
anthropomorphism Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
apollo Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211; Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
apuleius Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
aratus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
athene Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
autocracy, roman Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
birds Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
callimachus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
cecrops Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
cicero Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
civil war, roman Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
demeter Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
divination Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
elegy/elegiac Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
epic Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
euripides Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
genre criticism Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
greek magical papyri, xiii, xv Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
herodotus Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
intertextuality Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
lamentation' Keith and Edmondson, Roman Literary Cultures: Domestic Politics, Revolutionary Poetics, Civic Spectacle (2016) 178
latona Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
lucius Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
metamorphosis Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
myth, in the georgics Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
novel Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
olympia Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
omens Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
osiris Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
ovid Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
pamphile Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
thebes Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211
virgil, and aratus Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
weather signs Gale, Virgil on the Nature of Things: The Georgics, Lucretius and the Didactic Tradition (2000) 130
witches Edmonds, Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World (2019) 211