The Celtic Literature Collective

Valerius Flaccus

Book I:

Tuque, o pelagi qui maior aperti
Fama, Caledonius postquam tua carbasa vexit
Oceanus, Phrygios prius indignatus Iulos.

And thou, for seas discovery whose fame did more appeare,
Since time thy ships with sailes full spred in Northren Ocean were,
Which of the Trojan Julii erst did scorne the sailes to beare.

This particular Argonautica was dedicated to Vespasian before his expidition to Britain, aroudn the same time as Titus' destruction of Jerusalem, 70 CE.

English translation by Philemon Holland, from William Camden's Britannia (1607).