Aeneid; . Books I-III

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...ostia saxo. 169. ancora, an anachronism as applied to Homeric times. in which ships were moored with evvai, large stones. 171. amore, 'yearning, ' Aen. vi. 314. 174-176. 'Then first Achates struck a spark from flint, and caught the flame with leaves, and heaped dry fuel round, and fanned the fire amid the tinder.' succepit, an archaic form for suscepit, has the best MS. authority, foliis, nutrimenta, fomite, are various expressions for the dry 'leaves' used as fuel: the one idea of kindling a fire being expressed in three different ways after Virgil's fashion: cp. ii. 453 foil. Limen erat caecaeque fores et pervius usus Tectorum inter se Priami, postesque relicti A tergo, etc. rapuit, lit. 'snatched, ' gives the idea of quick kindling (raptim excitavit). fomes (foveo) of' touchwood, ' 'tinder, ' or any fuel. 177. arma, ' implements, ' here for baking: cp. G. i. 160. 178. fessi rerum, 'weary of their troubles' (irpayjMTw); cp. i. 462 sunt lacrimae rerum, ' tears for human trouble.' For the poetical use of the gen. after an adj. cp. xii. 589 trepidae rerum; x. 631 veri vana. receptas, i. e. ex undis, ' recovered.' 181,182. pelago, ' on, ' i. e. over, ' the sea;' see above 1. 126. si quem, 'if he can anywhere see Antheus, ' see note to 1. 8 above. The subj. videat implies purpose--' to see if he can...' 183. arma, hung on the bulwarks for show; cp. viii. 92 fulgentia longe Scuta virum fluvio. The galleys of the Norse Vikings were decorated with rows of painted shields. 189,190. alta goes with cornibus, 'lofty with branching antlers.' With arboreis cp. Eel. vii. 30 ramosa cornua. 191. 'And pressing them with his sha/ts (apens telis, cp. iv. 71) drives the whole rout in confusion through the leafy grove.' 192,193. fundat, subj. after the notion of pur
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  • Paperback | 54 pages
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  • English
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