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subject book bibliographic info
faunus Jenkyns (2013) 200, 212, 214, 215, 233, 272
Ker and Wessels (2020) 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121
Konig (2022) 157
Miller and Clay (2019) 160, 161, 166
Santangelo (2013) 153, 233
faunus, incubation oracle at albunea Renberg (2017) 33, 241, 259, 314, 617, 625, 679
faunus, oracle, numa, incubation at Renberg (2017) 241, 259, 617, 679
faunus, pan de Jáuregui et al. (2011) 261, 262, 263, 264, 266, 322
faunus, temples, of Rüpke (2011) 73

List of validated texts:
3 validated results for "faunus"
1. Ovid, Fasti, 3.291-3.292, 3.295-3.326, 4.641-4.672 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Faunus • Faunus, incubation oracle at Albunea • Numa, incubation at Faunus oracle

 Found in books: Jenkyns (2013) 212; Ker and Wessels (2020) 114, 115, 117, 119; Lipka (2021) 158; Renberg (2017) 241, 259, 314, 617, 625, 679

3.291. sed poterunt ritum Picus Faunusque piandi 3.292. tradere, Romani numen utrumque soli.
3.295. lucus Aventino suberat niger ilicis umbra, 3.296. quo posses viso dicere numen inest. 3.297. in medio gramen, muscoque adoperta virenti 3.298. manabat saxo vena perennis aquae: 3.299. inde fere soli Faunus Picusque bibebant. 3.300. huc venit et fonti rex Numa mactat ovem, 3.301. plenaque odorati disponit pocula Bacchi, 3.302. cumque suis antro conditus ipse latet, 3.303. ad solitos veniunt silvestria numina fontes 3.304. et relevant multo pectora sicca mero. 3.305. vina quies sequitur; gelido Numa prodit ab antro 3.306. vinclaque sopitas addit in arta manus, 3.307. somnus ut abscessit, pugdo vincula temptant 3.308. rumpere: pugtes fortius illa tenent. 3.309. tunc Numa: ‘di nemorum, factis ignoscite nostris, 3.310. si scelus ingenio scitis abesse meo; 3.311. quoque modo possit fulmen, monstrate, piari.’ 3.312. sic Numa; sic quatiens cornua Faunus ait: 3.313. ‘magna petis nec quae monitu tibi discere nostro 3.314. fas sit: habent finis numina nostra suos. 3.315. di sumus agrestes et qui dominemur in altis 3.316. montibus: arbitrium est in sua tela Iovi. 3.317. hunc tu non poteris per te deducere caelo, 3.318. at poteris nostra forsitan usus ope.’ 3.319. dixerat haec Faunus; par est sententia Pici: 3.320. deme tamen nobis vincula, Picus ait: 3.321. ‘Iuppiter huc veniet, valida perductus ab arte. 3.322. nubila promissi Styx mihi testis erit.’ 3.323. emissi laqueis quid agant, quae carmina dicant, 3.324. quaque trahant superis sedibus arte Iovem, 3.325. scire nefas homini: nobis concessa canentur 3.326. quaeque pio dici vatis ab ore licet,
4.641. rege Numa, fructu non respondente labori, 4.642. inrita decepti vota colentis erant, 4.643. nam modo siccus erat gelidis aquilonibus annus, 4.644. nunc ager assidua luxuriabat aqua: 4.645. saepe Ceres primis dominum fallebat in herbis, 4.646. et levis obsesso stabat avena solo, 4.647. et pecus ante diem partus edebat acerbos, 4.648. agnaque nascendo saepe necabat ovem. 4.649. silva vetus nullaque diu violata securi 4.650. stabat, Maenalio sacra relicta deo: 4.651. ille dabat tacitis animo responsa quieto 4.652. noctibus, hic geminas rex Numa mactat oves. 4.653. prima cadit Fauno, leni cadit altera Somno: 4.654. sternitur in duro vellus utrumque solo. 4.655. bis caput intonsum fontana spargitur unda, 4.656. bis sua faginea tempora fronde tegit, 4.657. usus abest Veneris, nec fas animalia mensis 4.658. ponere, nec digitis anulus ullus inest, 4.659. veste rudi tectus supra nova vellera corpus 4.660. ponit, adorato per sua verba deo. 4.661. interea placidam redimita papavere frontem 4.662. nox venit et secum somnia nigra trahit. 4.663. Faunus adest, oviumque premens pede vellera duro 4.664. edidit a dextro talia verba toro: 4.665. ‘morte boum tibi, rex, Tellus placanda duarum: 4.666. det sacris animas una iuvenca duas.’ 4.667. excutitur terrore quies: Numa visa revolvit 4.668. et secum ambages caecaque iussa refert, 4.669. expedit errantem nemori gratissima coniunx 4.670. et dixit gravidae posceris exta bovis. 4.671. exta bovis gravidae dantur, fecundior annus 4.672. provenit, et fructum terra pecusque ferunt,''. None
3.291. Can teach you the rites of expiation. But they won’t 3.292. Teach them unless compelled: so catch and bind them.’
3.295. At sight of which you would say: ‘There’s a god within.’ 3.296. The centre was grassy, and covered with green moss, 3.297. And a perennial stream of water trickled from the rock. 3.298. Faunus and Picus used to drink there alone. 3.299. Numa approached and sacrificed a sheep to the spring, 3.300. And set out cups filled with fragrant wine. 3.301. Then he hid with his people inside the cave. 3.302. The woodland spirits came to their usual spring, 3.303. And quenched their dry throats with draughts of wine. 3.304. Sleep succeeded wine: Numa emerged from the icy cave 3.305. And clasped the sleepers’ hands in tight shackles. 3.306. When sleep vanished, they fought and tried to burst 3.307. Their bonds, which grew tighter the more they struggled. 3.308. Then Numa spoke: ‘Gods of the sacred groves, if you accept 3.309. My thoughts were free of wickedness, forgive my actions: 3.310. And show me how the lightning may be averted.’ 3.311. So Numa: and, shaking his horns, so Faunus replied: 3.312. ‘You seek great things, that it’s not right for you to know 3.313. Through our admission: our powers have their limits. 3.314. We are rural gods who rule in the high mountains: 3.315. Jupiter has control of his own weapons. 3.316. You could never draw him from heaven by yourself, 3.317. But you may be able, by making use of our aid.’ 3.318. Faunus spoke these words: Picus too agreed, 3.319. ‘But remove our shackles,’ Picus added: 3.320. ‘Jupiter will arrive here, drawn by powerful art. 3.321. Cloudy Styx will be witness to my promise.’ 3.322. It’s wrong for men to know what the gods enacted when loosed 3.323. From the snare, or what spells they spoke, or by what art 3.324. They drew Jupiter from his realm above. My song will sing 3.325. of lawful things, such as a poet may speak with pious lips. 3.326. The drew you (eliciunt) from the sky, Jupiter, and later
4.641. In Numa’s kingship the harvest failed to reward men’s efforts: 4.642. The farmers, deceived, offered their prayers in vain. 4.643. At one time that year it was dry, with cold northerlies, 4.644. The next, the fields were rank with endless rain: 4.645. often the crop failed the farmer in its first sprouting, 4.646. And meagre wild oats overran choked soil, 4.647. And the cattle dropped their young prematurely, 4.648. And the ewes often died giving birth to lambs. 4.649. There was an ancient wood, long untouched by the axe, 4.650. Still sacred to Pan, the god of Maenalus: 4.651. He gave answers, to calm minds, in night silence. 4.652. Here Numa sacrificed twin ewes. 4.653. The first fell to Faunus, the second to gentle Sleep: 4.654. Both the fleeces were spread on the hard soil. 4.655. Twice the king’s unshorn head was sprinkled with spring water, 4.656. Twice he pressed the beech leaves to his forehead. 4.657. He abstained from sex: no meat might be served 4.658. At table, nor could he wear a ring on any finger. 4.659. Dressed in rough clothes he lay down on fresh fleeces, 4.660. Having worshipped the god with appropriate words. 4.661. Meanwhile Night arrived, her calm brow wreathed 4.662. With poppies: bringing with her shadowy dreams. 4.663. Faunus appeared, and pressing the fleece with a hard hoof, 4.664. From the right side of the bed, he uttered these words: 4.665. ‘King, you must appease Earth, with the death of two cows: 4.666. Let one heifer give two lives, in sacrifice.’ 4.667. Fear banished sleep: Numa pondered the vision, 4.668. And considered the ambiguous and dark command. 4.669. His wife, Egeria, most dear to the grove, eased his doubt, 4.670. Saying: ‘What’s needed are the innards of a pregt cow,’ 4.671. The innards of a pregt cow were offered: the year proved 4.672. More fruitful, and earth and cattle bore their increase.''. None
2. Vergil, Aeneis, 7.45-7.49, 7.81-7.106
 Tagged with subjects: • Faunus • Faunus, incubation oracle at Albunea • Numa, incubation at Faunus oracle

 Found in books: Jenkyns (2013) 215, 272; Ker and Wessels (2020) 115, 116, 119; Renberg (2017) 33, 314, 617; Santangelo (2013) 233

7.46. iam senior longa placidas in pace regebat. 7.47. Hunc Fauno et nympha genitum Laurente Marica 7.48. accipimus, Fauno Picus pater isque parentem 7.49. te, Saturne, refert, tu sanguinis ultimus auctor.
7.81. At rex sollicitus monstris oracula Fauni, 7.82. fatidici genitoris, adit lucosque sub alta 7.83. consulit Albunea, nemorum quae maxima sacro 7.84. fonte sonat saevamque exhalat opaca mephitim. 7.85. Hinc Italae gentes omnisque Oenotria tellus 7.86. in dubiis responsa petunt; huc dona sacerdos 7.87. cum tulit et caesarum ovium sub nocte silenti 7.88. pellibus incubuit stratis somnosque petivit, 7.89. multa modis simulacra videt volitantia miris 7.90. et varias audit voces fruiturque deorum 7.91. conloquio atque imis Acheronta adfatur Avernis. 7.92. Hic et tum pater ipse petens responsa Latinus 7.93. centum lanigeras mactabat rite bidentis 7.94. atque harum effultus tergo stratisque iacebat 7.95. velleribus: subita ex alto vox reddita luco est: 7.96. Ne pete conubiis natam sociare Latinis,' '7.102. Haec responsa patris Fauni monitusque silenti 7.104. sed circum late volitans iam Fama per urbes 7.105. Ausonias tulerat, cum Laomedontia pubes 7.106. gramineo ripae religavit ab aggere classem.''. None
7.46. Hail, Erato! while olden kings and thrones 7.47. and all their sequent story I unfold! ' "7.48. How Latium 's honor stood, when alien ships " '7.49. brought war to Italy, and from what cause
7.81. Laurentian, which his realm and people bear. 7.82. Unto this tree-top, wonderful to tell, 7.83. came hosts of bees, with audible acclaim 7.84. voyaging the stream of air, and seized a place 7.85. on the proud, pointing crest, where the swift swarm, 7.86. with interlacement of close-clinging feet, 7.87. wung from the leafy bough. “Behold, there comes,” 7.88. the prophet cried, “a husband from afar! 7.89. To the same region by the self-same path ' "7.90. behold an arm'd host taking lordly sway " "7.91. upon our city's crown!” Soon after this, " '7.92. when, coming to the shrine with torches pure, ' "7.93. Lavinia kindled at her father's side " '7.94. the sacrifice, swift seemed the flame to burn 7.95. along her flowing hair—O sight of woe! 7.96. Over her broidered snood it sparkling flew, 7.97. lighting her queenly tresses and her crown 7.98. of jewels rare: then, wrapt in flaming cloud, ' "7.99. from hall to hall the fire-god's gift she flung. " '7.100. This omen dread and wonder terrible 7.101. was rumored far: for prophet-voices told ' "7.102. bright honors on the virgin's head to fall " '7.104. The King, sore troubled by these portents, sought 7.105. oracular wisdom of his sacred sire, 7.106. Faunus, the fate-revealer, where the groves ' '. None
3. None, None, nan
 Tagged with subjects: • Faunus

 Found in books: Ker and Wessels (2020) 115; Santangelo (2013) 153

Please note: the results are produced through a computerized process which may frequently lead to errors, both in incorrect tagging and in other issues. Please use with caution.
Due to load times, full text fetching is currently attempted for validated results only.
Full texts for Hebrew Bible and rabbinic texts is kindly supplied by Sefaria; for Greek and Latin texts, by Perseus Scaife, for the Quran, by Tanzil.net

For a list of book indices included, see here.