O Tempestates! Some Storms in Ancient Poetry
28.10.2012 / BRET MULLIGAN / LATIN LITERATURE
- Pacuvius Teucer 350-365 W.
- Lucretius, De Rerum Natura 2.1-21 — how it is pleasant to see others in trouble:
- Horace, Odes 3.29: The Aegean Storm
- Vergil, Georgics 1.311-37
- Vergil, Aeneid 1.81-123 — The Trojans, in sight of their new home in Italy, are driven to Carthage (and trouble).
- Ovid, Metamorphoses 11.474-572 — Ceyx & the Tempest.
- Lucan, Pharsalia 5. 560-677 — description of the storm on the Adriatic sea during Caesar’s attempted crossing.
- Valerius Flaccus. Argonautica 1.574-692 — will the Argonauts be drowned before their adventure has scarcely begun?
- Silius Italicus, Punica 17. 201-90 — Hannibal, the Anti-Aeneas, sails from Italy to Africa.
- Statius, Thebaid 1.336-382 — a rare description of a storm on land, symbolizes the internal turmoil of Polyneices on the eve of civil war.
- Juvenal, Satire 12.1-82 — the merchant Catullus attempts to survive a storm.
- Aldhelm, Quando profectus fueram / A Storm in Devon
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