title={EPIC AND EMPIRE:},
  author={David Quint},
  journal={Epic and Empire},
  • D. Quint
  • Published 31 December 1993
  • Art
  • Epic and Empire
in medio classis aeratas, Actia bella, cernere erat, totumque instructo Marte uideres feruere Leucaten auroque effulgere fluctus. hinc Augustus agens Italos in proelia Caesar cum patribus populoque, penatibus et magnis dis, stans celsa in puppi, geminas cui tempora flammas laeta uomunt patriumque aperitur uertice sidus. parte alia uentis et dis Agrippa secundis arduus agmen agens, cui, belli insigne superbum, tempora nauali fulgent rostrata corona. hinc ope barbarica uariisque Antonius armis… 

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  • History
    Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal
  • 2018
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