Графични страници
PDF файл
ePub
[graphic][subsumed][ocr errors][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed][subsumed]
[graphic]

AMPHITHEATRUM FLAVIANUM.

Carmen Heroicum

AUCTOBE

ANTONIO FREELAND,

AMPHITHEATRUM FLAVIANUM.

HORRIDA quicquid agunt secum discrimina Martis,
Impia civilis quicquid discordia belli,
Quot fædo cursu trahit infortunia pestis,
Quot furor ignis edax, diri quot turbinis ira,
Alterno magnam vexarunt impete Romam.
Jam longo, urbs æterna, annorum diruta lapsu,
Strata jaces; veteres vastæ testantur honores
Urbis relliquiæ, qua passim plurima late
Mania prosternuntur humi prope Thybridis undas,
Saxa super saxis congesta, altæque columnæ
Sacraque templa deum, pulcra et sine nomine signa.
Qualia nec jactat tristis miracula Memphis,
Pyramidum tumulis celeberrima regna Sesostris,
Qualia nec solos inter spectabilis agros
Æmula Romani Palmyra, ah cæcius, ostri. (1)

(1) Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra caused her sons to wear the imperial purple for which she drew on herself the vengeance of Aurelian.

« ПредишнаНапред »