Contrast the spirit of Horace in the third Ode of the third book: "Hac arte Pollux hac vagus Hercules Enisus arces attigit igneas; Quos inter Augustus recumbens Purpureo bibit ore nectar," with the fierce irony of Lucan: "Mortalis nulli Sunt curata deo; cladis tamen huius habemus Vindictam, quantam terris dare numina fas est.
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The first action of Tiberius was to canonise his father, and Augustus was translated to the banquet of the Gods: Quos inter Augustus recumbens, Purpureo bibit ore nectar. Augustus was his great example; "he not only called him, but considered him, divine;" "non appelavit eum, sed facit Deum."
"`Hac arte Pollux et vagus Hercules, Enisus arces attigit igneas, attigit igneas, Quos inter Augustus recumbens " "Oh, what does come next?" and he stopped with an expression of pain on his face, pressing his hands tight over his brow. "Don't go on with the repetition, Johnny, dear," said the poor mother. "I'm sure you know it enough now."