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LUCANUS (MARCUS ANNAEUS LUCAN)
Roman (Spanish-born) last of Roman epic poets
(fl. 39 - 65)
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Has God any habitation except earth, and sea, and air, and heaven, and virtue? Why do we seek the highest beyond these? Jupiter is wheresoever you look, wheresoever you move.
  [Lat., Estne Dei sedes nisi terra, et pontus, et aer,
    Et coelum, et virtus? Superos quid quaerimus ultra?
      Jupiter est, quodcunque vides, quodcunque moveris.]
      - Pharsalia (bk. IX, 578) [Gods]

He is covered by the heavens who has no sepulchral urn.
  [Lat., Coelo tegitur qui non habet urnam.]
      - Pharsalia (bk. VII, 831) [Monuments]

He was spurred on by rival valor.
  [Lat., Stimulos dedit aemula virtus.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 120) [Valor]

He rejoices to have made his way by ruin of others.
  [Lat., Gaudensque viam fecisse ruina.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 150) [Cruelty : Proverbs]

Poverty is shunned and persecuted all over the globe.
  [Lat., Paupertas fugitur, totoque arcessitur orbe.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 166) [Poverty]

Might was the measure of right.
  [Lat., Mensuraque juris
    Vis erat.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 175) [Right]

Away with delay--it always injures those who are prepared.
  [Lat., Tolle moras--semper nocuit differre paratis.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 281) [Delay]

The wounds of civil war are deeply felt.
  [Lat., Alta sedent civilis vulnera dextrae.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 32) [War]

He who refuses what is just, gives up everything to him who is armed.
  [Lat., Arma tenenti
    Omnia dat qui justa negat.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 348) [Justice]

Idle rumors were also added to well-founded apprehensions.
  [Lat., Vana quoque ad veros accessit fama timores.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 469) [Rumor]

Each man makes his own shipwreck.
  [Lat., Naufragium sibi quisque facit.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 499) [Shipwreck]

Mighty things haste to destruction: this limit have the gods assigned to human prosperity.
  [Lat., In se magna ruunt: laetis hunc numina rebus
    Crescendi posuere modum.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 81) [Fate]

There is no friendship between those associated in power; he who rules will always be impatient of an associate.
  [Lat., Nulla fides regni sociis omnisque potestas
    Impatiens consortis erit.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 92) [Friendship]

Agreement exists in disagreement.
  [Lat., Mansit concordia discors.]
      - Pharsalia (I, 98) [Contention]

They are borne along by the violence of their rage, and think it is a waste of time to ask who are guilty.
  [Lat., Trahit ipse furoris
    Impetus, et visum est lenti quaesisse nocentum.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 109) [Anger]

Whither the fates lead virtue will follow without fear.
  [Lat., Sed quo fata trahunt, virtus secura sequetur.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 287) [Fate]

He believed that he was born, not for himself, but for the whole world.
  [Lat., Nec sibi sed toti genitum se credere mundo.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 383) [Philanthropy]

The conqueror is not so much pleased by entering into open gates, as by forcing his way. He desires not the fields to be cultivated by the patient husbandman; he would have them laid waste by fire and sword. It would be his shame to go by a way already opened.
  [Lat., Non tam portas intrare papentes
    Quam fregisse juvat; nec tam patiente colono
      Arva premi, quam si ferro populetur et igni;
        Concessa pudet ire via.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 443) [War]

Make us enemies of every people on earth, but prevent a civil war.
  [Lat., Omnibus hostes
    Reddite nos populis--civile avertite bellum.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 52) [War]

Thinking that nothing was done, if anything remained to do.
  [Lat., Nil actum credens dum quid superesset agendum.]
      - Pharsalia (II, 657) [Action]

Learn on how little man may live, and how small a portion nature requires.
  [Lat., Discite quam parvo liceat producere vitam,
    Et quantum natura petat.]
      - Pharsalia (IV, 377) [Necessity]

The gods conceal from those destined to live how sweet it is to die, that they may continue living.
  [Lat., Victorosque dei celant, ut vivere durent felix esse mori.]
      - Pharsalia (IV, 519) [Death]

By audacity, great fears are concealed.
  [Lat., Audendo magnus tegitur timor.]
      - Pharsalia (IV, 702) [Audacity]

An idle life always produces varied inclinations.
  [Lat., Variam semper dant otia mentem.]
      - Pharsalia (IV, 704) [Idleness]

An illustrious and ancient name.
  [Lat., Clarum et venerabile nomen.]
      - Pharsalia (IX, 203) [Names]


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