To continue with Cavafy’s poetry : this one is an absolute gem :
Nero wasn’t worried at all when he heard what the Delphic Oracle had to say:
“Beware the age of seventy-three.
” Plenty of time to enjoy himself. He’s thirty.
The deadline the god has given him is quite enough to cope with future dangers.
So much for Nero.
And in Spain Galba secretly musters and drills his army–
Galba, now in his seventy-third year.
Cheers & Atb