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8.708-872 P's Burial

8.708-11He was moved frequently on the sands and eroded among the rocks; the wave was absorbed into the wounds; (he was) the mockery of the sea; there remaining no shape, the only sign of Pompey was the loss of the head twisted off.8.712-20However, before the winner (=Caesar) could touch Egyptian sands, Fortune hastily prepared a tomb for Pompey lest he would rest either without a tomb or in a ...

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7.62-85a Cicero's Speech

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7.63-7Tullius, the greates authority of the Roman oratory, under whose rule and toga (=consulship) that savage Catiline had feared the peace-making axe (=facis), carried the voice of everyone; Then, as a soldier, being angry about war and having been patient with such a long silence, he was longing for the rostrum and the Forum.  His eloquence added strength to the weak Cause.7.68-72"On behalf ...

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3.8-35 Ghost of Julia in Dream

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3.8-11Then the faint limbs of the general (=Pompey) got a rest with a soporific sleep; Then Julia, as a ghost full of horrors, was seen to raise her gloomy head through the yawning land and to stand furiously on the burnt pyre.3.12-9She said:  "Expelled from Elysian fields and the land of the pious, I was dragged to Stygian shades and criminal ghosts, after (the outbreak of) the Civil War.  I...

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1.183-227 C. at Rubicon

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1.183-94 Appearance & Dissuasion of Goddess Rome Caesar had already overcome the icy Alpes in his march and had begun (=conceived) in his mind the huge revolt and the coming war.When he came to the waters of the small Rubicon, a huge image of the trembling fatherland appeared to the general; She was distinct in the nocternal darkness with so sad an appearance; Pouring out white hair fr...

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1.1-45 Proem & Laudation of Nero

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1.1-7 ProemOf the war at Emathian plain, the war worse than a civil one, I sing; of the justice given to the crime; of the powerful people turned against their own vitals with victorious hands; of the kindred battle lines; of the fight of the all men of the shaken world for the universal sin, (which was waged) after the treaty of the rule had been broken asunder; of the standards against hos...

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