But first things first...
degenerate minds tremble, and ponder on the worst. Mingled with the timid multitude is Sextus, an offspring unworthy of Magnus for a parent." -- not the last time Lucan will throw shade at Sextus.
Not scary enough?
They also make moms hate their babies.
Still not scary?
OK, they can... change the weather!
OK, how about...
"Leanness has possession of the features of the hag, foul with filthiness, and, unknown to a clear sky, her dreadful visage, laden with uncombed locks, is beset with Stygian paleness."
"The smoking ashes of the young and the burning bones she snatches from the midst of the piles, and the very torch which the parents have held..."
DELIGHT TO SCOOP OUT EYEBALLS.
"Iron fastened into the hands, and the black corruption of the filthy matter that distills upon the limbs, and the slime that has collected, she bears off, and hangs to the bodies, as the sinews hold fast her bite."
"Nor do her hands refrain from murder, if she requires the life-blood, which is the first to spring from the divided throat. Nor does she shun slaughter, if her rites demand living gore, and her funereal tables demand the quivering entrails."
We all need a hobby, right?
"But it is easy, since there is a supply so vast of recent deaths, to raise a single body, that, with a clear voice, the lips of a corpse just dead and warm may utter their sounds..."
All righty then.
Sad and crying, the reanimated corpse says basically that everyone's gonna die - Pompey, Sextus, Caesar. Everyone. But since this is Lucan, it goes on for MANY LINES.
"Then, with plenteous wood Erictho builds up a pyre; the dead man comes to the fires; the youth placed upon the lighted heap Erictho leaves, permitting him at length to die."
That would... not be my choice for what to do with someone who'd just reanimated a corpse, but... Sextus is clearly the absolute WORST.
P.S. Why couldn't we have read THIS in Latin class instead of Gallia est omnes divisa in partes tres.... buhhhh. Maybe I would have stuck with the language if we got to read this instead of Caesar.