VentidiusNow darting² Parthia art thou stroke,³ and now
Pleased fortune does of Marcus Crassus’ death⁴
Make me revenger. Bear the king’s son’s body
Before our army. Thy Pacorus, Orodes,⁵
Pays this for Marcus Crassus.
Whilst yet with Parthian blood thy sword is warm,
The fugitive Parthians follow.⁶ Spur⁷ through Media,⁸
Mesopotamia, and the shelters whither
The routed⁹ fly. So thy grand captain Antony
Shall set thee on triumphant chariots and
Put garlands on thy head.
VentidiusO Silius, Silius,
I have done enough. A lower place (note well)
May make too great an act. For learn...