Claudius Claudianus [Claudian]
4th-5th c. AD
Latin (Late Imperial/Christian Era)
PANEGYRICVS DE SEXTO CONSVLATV HONORII AVGVSTI.
Me quoque Musarum studium sub nocte silenti
Artibus adsuetis sollicitare solet.
[The passion of the Muses also accustoms me to worry beneath the silent night sky, even when my limbs have made themselves comfortable.]
Namque poli media stellantis in arce videbar
Ante pedes summi carmina ferre Iovis;
[You see, I imagine myself playing songs beneath the feet of the greatest god, Jove, right in the middle of the starry heaven's citadel;]
Vtque favet somnus, plaudebant numina dictis 15
Et circumfusi sacra corona chori.
[Such that when sleep comes to the aid, men esteem the powers of the gods with declarations and the sacred wreath of a gathered chorus of singers.]
Enceladus mihi carmen erat victusque Typhoeus:
[Enceladus and the defeated Typhon were subjects of my song:]
Hic subit Inarimen, hunc gravis Aetna domat.
[On this side, Inarimen collapses, on the other, heavy Etna overpowers him.]
Quam laetum post bella Iovem susceperat aether
Phlegraeae referens praemia militiae! 20
[What happily had the upper skies support Jove, after the wars, as it brought him the spoils of the Phlegraean army!]
Additur ecce fides nec me mea lusit imago,
[And look, loyalty is added, nor did my own image fool me,]
Inrita nec falsum somnia misit ebur.
[Nor did any false path of ivory send me illegitimate dreams.]
En princeps, en orbis apex aequatus Olympo!
[Behold, you prince, behold, summit of the world, equal to Olympus!]
En quales memini, turba verenda, deos
Fingere nil maius potuit sopor,
[Behold the types of gods--an awe-inspiring lot-no greater slumber could fashion,]