In Lucan’s poem on the civil war with Pompey, Ceasar’s centurion, Laelius, utters a chilling oath of loyalty. Hear the extract in Latin and follow in English here.
See the blog post with David’s “Oath of the Horatii” here.
To Laelius, brother, parent, wife and child mean less than his loyalty to Caesar his commander. Hear his chilling speech in Lucan’s Latin and follow in English here.
The illustration is David’s “Oath of the Horatii”.