Enter VENTIDIUSin triumph, with SILIUSand other Romans,
Officers, and Soldiers; the dead body of PACORUSborne
Ven. Now, darting Parthia, art thou struck;1 and now
Pleased fortune does of Marcus Crassus' death
Make me revenger. -- Bear the King's son's body
Before our army. -- Thy Pacorus, Orodes,2
Pays this for Marcus Crassus.
Sil. Noble Ventidius,
Whilst yet with Parthian blood thy sword is warm,
The fugitive Parthians follow; spur through Media,
Mesopotamia, and the shelters whither
The routed fly: so thy grand captain Antony
Shall set thee on triumphant chariot, and
Put garlands on thy head.
Ven. O Silius, Silius,
I've done enough: a lower place, note well,