Thomas Maitland

Mother, from the Greek

See introduction to d2_MaiT_029. This poem references the Oedipus myth, but the identity of Pollianus is unknown. Metre: elegiac couplets.

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E Graeco μητέρα

Hic matrem, ille patrem, germanum sustulit alter, 1
hos tres Pollianus primus ab Oedipode.

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Mother, from the Greek

This one supported his mother, that one his father, another his brother: Pollianus first took these three from Oedipus.

Notes:


Original

1: Suetonius, De Vita Caesarum Nero XXXIX.2.5-6: 'Quis negat Aeneae magna de stirpe Neronem?/ sustulit hic matrem, sustulit ille patrem.'