Solis ortus

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Varro: De re rustica 2.2.10 

Sole exorto potum propellunt, ut redintegrantes rursus ad pastum alacriores faciant. 

At sunrise [the sheep] are driven to water, to make them more eager to graze when they come back.


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Caesar: Gallic wars 7.41

His rebus cognitis Caesar summo studio militum ante ortum solis in castra pervenit

On report of this, by a supreme effort of the troops Caesar reached the camp before sunrise

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Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum 1.593.56-67: Law of Caesar on Municipalities, 44 B.C.

Quae viae in u(rbem) R(omam) sunt erunt intra ea loca. ubi conti- nenti habitabitur, nequis ineis vieis post k(alendas) Ianuar(ias) I primas plostrum interdiu post solem ortum, neve ante horam X diei ducito agito

After January 1 next no one shall drive a wagon along the streets of Rome or along those streets in the suburbs where there is continuous housing after sunrise or before the tenth hour of the day


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Cicero: De divinatione 1.53

Si luna paulo ante solis ortum deficisset in signo Leonis, fore ut armis Dareus et Persae ab Alexandro et macedonibus vincerentur Dareusque moreretur.

When just before sunrise the moon was eclipsed in the sign of Leo, this indicated that Darius and the Persians would be overcome in battle by the Macedonians under Alexander, and that Darius would die.

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Sallust: The war with Jugurtha 106

Iamque nocturno itinere fessis omnibus Sulla pariter cum ortu solis castra metabatur, cum equites Mauri nuntiant Iugurtham circiter duum milium intervallo ante consedisse.

Sunrise found all his troops exhausted from their night march , but just as Sulla was supervising the measurement of a new camp, the Moorish cavalry reported that Jugurtha was again in position some two miles ahead of them

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Catullus: Poems, 63.67

Linquendum ubi esset orto mihi sole cubiculum

When it was time at sunrise for me to leave my bed

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Vitruvius: De architectura 1.6.11

Qui cum exorto sole permanserunt, euri venti tenent partes

Those [breezes] that remain after sunrise are classed with Eurus [the East wind] 

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Vitruvius: De architectura 8.2.1

Etiamque non crebriter in campis confluunt imbres, sed in montibus aut ad ipsos montes, ideo quod umores ex terra matutino solis ortu moti cum sunt egressi, in quamcumque partem caeli sunt proclinati, trudunt aera

And rainfall is not abundant in the plains, but rather on the mountains or close to the mountains, for the reason that the vapour which is set in motion in the morning at sunrise leaves the earth and drives the air before it through the heaven in whatever direction it inclines

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Horace: Epistles 2.1.112

prius orto / sole vigil calamum et chartas et scrinia posco

before sunrise I wake and call for pen, paper and writing case

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Livy: History of Rome 4.9

Quarta deinde vigilia signa profert; coeptumque opus adeo adproperatum est, ut sole orto Volsci firmiore se munimento ab Romanis circumvallatos quam a se urbem viderent; 

At the fourth watch he moved his troops forward and by sunrise the manoeuvre was complete; the Volsci found that the Romans had hemmed them in more tightly than they had the town.

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Livy: History of Rome 22.60

Orto sole ab hostibus ad vallum accessum; ante secundam horam, nullam fortunam certaminis experti, tradiderunt arma ac se ipsos.

It was sunrise when the enemy approached the rampart, and before the second hour, without once putting their fortune to the test of battle, they surrendered both their arms and their persons.

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Livy: History of Rome 37.12

non expectato solis ortu, ex quo statum caeli notare gubernatores possent, in incertam tempestatem miserunt.

they did not wait for sunrise, from which the helmsmen could note the state of the sky, they sailed into uncertain weather.

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Livy: History of Rome 40.28

ex iis primis diebus sole orto pariter omnes compositi et instructi procedebant

During the first days they all used to march out of their camps at sunrise in proper formation

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Ovid: Metamorphoses 6.47

ut solet aer
purpureus fieri,
cum primum Aurora movetur,
et breve post tempus candescere solis ab ortu

just as the sky crimsons when first dawn stirs and after a short time whitens at sunrise

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Valerius Maximus: Factorum et dictorum memorabilium 7.3.ext 2

Darius sex adiutoribus eiusdem dignitatis adsumptis pactum cum praeclari operis consortibus fecit ut equis insidentes solis ortu cursum in quendam locum dirigerent, isque regno potiretur, cuius equus in eo primus hinnisset.

Darius took six of his helpers, who were of the same rank as him, and made a pact with those who had carried out the glorious deed with him. They would sit on their horses at sunrise and ride to a prearranged place, and the kingdom would belong to the man whose horse first whinnied in that place

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Pliny the elder: Natural History, 20.82.217

sunt qui et ante solis ortum cervicalibus subici efficaciter putent

there are some who believe that it is beneficial to place coriander before sunrise under the pillow

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Frontinus: Strategemata 3.8.3

Ubi orto sole simulacra illa armatorum referentia habitum refulserunt, oppidani captam urbem a tergo credentes et ob hoc in fugam dilapsi victoriam hostibus concesserunt

When it was sunrise and the dummies, flashing in the sunlight, revealed the garb of warriors, the townspeople, imagining that their city had been captured from the rear, scattered in flight and left the field to the enemy 

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Quintus Curtius: Historiae Alexandri 3.3

Patrio more Persarum traditum est orto sole demum procedere.

It was an ancestral custom of the Persians not to begin a march before sunrise.


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Suetonius: Nero 6

Nero natus est Anti post VIIII mensem quam Tiberius excessit, XVIII Kal Ia. Tantum quod exoriente sole

Nero was born at Antium nine months after the death of Tiberius on the eighteenth day before the Kalends of January just as the sun rose.


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Suetonius: Augustus 5

Natus est Augustus M. Tullio Cicerone C. Antonio conss. XIIII. Kal. Octob., paulo ante solis exortum, regione Palati, ad Capita bubulo, ubi nunc sacrarium habet, aliquanto post quam excessit constitutum.

Augustus was born just before sunrise on the ninth day before the Kalends of October in the consulship of Marcus Tullius Cicero and Gaius Antonius at the Ox-Heads in the Palatine quarter, where he now has a shrine, built shortly after his death. 

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Aulus Gellius: Noctis Atticae 3.2.5

Babylonios porro aliter; a sole enim exorto ad exortum eiusdem incipientem totum id spatium unius diei nomine appellare

the Babylonians counted still differently; for they called by the name of one day the whole space of time between sunrise and the beginning of the next sunrise

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Justin: Epitome of the Philippic history of Pompeius Trogus, 1.10.4

pactique inter se sunt, ut die statuta omnes equos ante regiam primo mane perducerent et cuius equus inter solis ortum hinnitum primus edidisset, is rex esset

they agreed among themselves that early in the morning of a predetermined day they should all lead their horses before the palace and the one whose horse neighed first at sunrise should be king

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Julius Obsequens: Liber de prodigiis 54

sub ortu solis globus ignis a septemtrionali regione cum ingenti sono caeli emicuit.

Around sunrise a ball of fire flashed out of the sky with a might sound from the northern regions


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Ammianus Marcellinus: Res Gestae 15.5.31

accensos solis ortu iam rutilo subitus armatorum globus erupit 

a band of armed men sallied out just as sunrise was reddening the sky

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Ammianus Marcellinus: Res Gestae 31.1.2

squalidi solis exortus hebetabant matutinos diei candores

gloomy sunrises dimmed the bright light of morning

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Prudentius: Cathemerinon 1.9

Post solis ortum fulgidi

serum est cubile spernere

After the sunrise bright it is late for men to scorn their bed


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Clement: Recognitions 10.1

Mane autem exorto sole, ego Clemens et Niceta atque Aquila una cum Petro venimus ad locum in quo pater simul cum matre requiescebat

But in the morning, after sunrise, I Clement, and Niceta and Aquila, along with Peter, came to the apartment in which my father and mother were sleeping


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Jerome: Vita Hilarionis 12

Itaque inter mare et paludem a vespere usque ad solis ortum discurrentes, nunquam locum cubilis eius invenere potuerunt

So from evening until sunrise they ran back and forth between the sea and the marshy ground but were unable to find the place where he was resting


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Augustine of Hippo: Confessions 11.18.24 

sed nec illa aurora, quam in caelo video, solis ortus est, quamvis eum praecedat

but the dawn glow which I see in the sky is not sunrise, which it precedes


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Orosius: Historiarum adversum paganos libri 5.18.3

nam sub ortu solis globus ignis a regione septentrionis cum maximo caeli fragore emicuit. 

before sunrise a ball of fire leapt up in the northern sky accompanied by a great crash in the heavens


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Macrobius: Saturnalia  1.3.7

post mediam noctem auspicantur et post exortum solem agunt, auspicatique et egisse eodem die dicuntur

they take the auspices after midnight and perform the action after sunrise and they are thereby said to have taken the auspices and to have acted on the same day

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