He and his lover Casca were the sole survivors of the dreaded Eclipse which was caused by their former friend and leader, Griffith, selling them and all of their comrades in the Band of the Hawk out to the Godhand in order to become a demon lord so that he could fulfill his life-long dream after a year of crippling torture. To make a long and sad story shortneither Guts nor Casca come out unharmed or intact. After the event, and though all that they had left were each other, Guts was so embroiled in his rage and grief over what happened to them that he left Casca in the care of Godot, Erica, and Rickert after only a few weeks in order to pursue revenge against Griffith, the Apostles and the Godhandwhich, apart from leading Guts to Take A Level In Jerkass during those two years, certainly did not help Casca's post-Eclipse condition at all. It is only after getting a serious What the Hell, Hero?
The year progresses with my song: As I remember, up till now your theme was slender.
Myself I found you pliant ministers of love, when in the morn of youth I toyed with verse. Myself now sing of sacred rites and of the seasons marked in the calendar: Herein is all my soldiership: I bear the only arms I can: If I can neither hurl the javelin with brawny arm, nor bestride the back of war horse; if there is no helmet on my head, no sharp sword at my belt — at such weapons any man may be a master of fence — still do I rehearse with hearty zeal thy titles, Caesar, 1 and pursue thy march of glory.
Come, then, and if the conquest of the foe leaves thee a vacant hour, O cast a kindly glance upon my gifts. The pontiffs ask the King 2 and the Flamen for woolen cloths, which in the tongue of the ancients had the name of februa.
When houses are swept out, the toasted spelt and slat which the officer gets as means of cleansing are called by the same name. The same name is given to the bough, which, cut from a pure tree, 3 wreathes with its leaves the holy brows of the priests.
In short, anything used to cleanse our bodies went by that name in the time of our unshorn forefathers. The month is called after these things, because the Luperci 4 purify the whole ground with strips of hide, which are their instruments of cleansing, or because the season is pure when once peace-offerings have been made at the graves and the days devoted to the dead are past.
Peleus cleansed Acrorides, 6 and Acastus cleansed Peleus himself from the blood of Phocus by the Haemonian waters. Wafted through the void by bridled dragons, the Phasian witch 7 received a welcome, which she little deserved at the hands of trusting Aegeus.
But yet, lest you should err through ignorance of the ancient order, know that the month of Janus was of old the first, even as now it is; the month that follows January was the last of the old year.
For the month of Janus came first because the door janua comes first; that month was nethermost which to the nether shades was consecrated. Afterwards the Decemvirs are believed to have joined together times which had been parted by a long interval.
If you ask, where are now the temples which on those Kalends were dedicated to the goddess? All the rest had in like sort gone to wrack and ruin, had it not been for the far-seeing care of our sacred chief, under whom the shrines feel not the touch of eld; and not content with doing favours to mankind he does them to the gods.
O saintly soul, who dost build and rebuild the temples, I pray the powers above may take such care of thee as thou of them! May the celestials grant thee the length of years which thou bestowest on them, and may they stand on guard before thy house!
Often, muffled in clouds, the sky discharges heavy rains, or under fallen snow the earth is hid. What see, what land knows not Arion?
Often at his voice the wolf in pursuit of the lamb stood still, often the lamb halted fleeing from the ravening wolf; often hounds and hares have couched in the same covert, and the hind upon the rock has stood beside the lioness: Thence wending homewards, he took ship and carried with him the wealth his art had won.
Perhaps, poor wretch, thou didst dread the winds and waves, but in sooth the sea was safer for thee than thy ship. For the helmsman took his stand with a drawn sword, and the rest of the conspiring gang had weapons in their hands.
What wouldst thou with a sword? Steer the crazy bark, thou mariner; these weapons ill befit thy hands. He took the crown that might well, Phoebus, become thy locks; he donned his robe twice dipped in Tyrian purple: Straightway, with all his finery on, he leaped plump down into the waves: Thereupon they say it sounds past credence a dolphin did submit his arched back to the unusual weight; seated there Arion grasped his lyre and paid his fare in song, and with his chant he charmed the ocean waves.
The gods see pious deeds: Jupiter received the dolphin among the constellations, and bade him have nine stars. This is the greatest honour that is heaped upon the calendar. Fool that I was, how durst I lay so great a weight on elegiac verse?
Holy Father of thy Country, 18 this title hath been conferred on thee by the people, by the senate, and by us, the knights. Thou bearest on earth the name which Jupiter bears in high heaven: Romulus, thou must yield pride of place.
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