Arsacid Beverages in Lucan

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In the eighth book of Lucan's Bellum Ciuile, Pompey sends the Galatian king Deiotarus into the distant East to seek an alliance with Parthia, the vast empire beyond the Euphrates ruled by the Arsacid dynasty. His instructions to Deiotarus begin with these lines (8.211-14):'quando' ait 'Emathiis amissus cladibus orbis,qua Romanus erat, superest, fidissime regum,Eoam temptare fidem populosque bibentisEuphraten et adhuc securum a Caesare Tigrim.'

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)776-782
Number of pages7
JournalClassical Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Classics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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