The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus Balbus Volume 1

The Argonautica of Gaius Valerius Flaccus Balbus Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ... and later on (588-9) we find him walking up and down encouraging the rowers. It is partly owing to his exhortations and partly to the presence of mind of Tiphys that the Argo manages to get through the Symplegades with comparatively little damage. See note on l. 462. Burmann, Cat. of the Argonauts, s.v. Euphemus, med.-ad fin. 'He (Euphemus), as well as Orion, is celebrated for the power of walking upon the waves, which the Scholiast interprets to signify that they were excellent mariners, who never suffered shipwreck ' (Noble). b ii. 894-8. 0 //. ii. 237. d xxii, 2 and 34. Od. i. 12. 25-7; Sat. ii. 1. 26-7. f Theb. vi. 327-9. g In the present passage. h Though not, I think, necessarily (iii. 14. 17-18). 1 'Polluci... Cyllarum... Propertius... et Virg. (sic)... attribuunt, quia nempe equus ille communis utrique ', f and adds that their error may be excused on general grounds of poetic licence. Propertius, however, as soft raiment, even in purple and fine linen, and their clothing was of wrought gold; yea, on each twin a gorgeous, garment shimmered, shot with the purple dye of Taenarus,3 the which their mother4 had wrought to both'; Cyllarus belonged exclusively to Castor, and the horse of Pollux was called Xanthus. The fact is that 'the great twin brethren' were so alike that the ancients did not take the trouble to distinguish between them, and they are even sometimes, spoken of as 'Castores'; cf. ll. 367-8. They were a 'par nobile fratrum', who 'grew in beauty side by side '. The ship of Pagasae is the Argo, which was built at Pagasae, the port of Iolcos, Pelias's capital. Pagasae and Iolcos were both on the Gulf of Pagasae, and both were in Magnesia, a district on the east coast of Thessaly; they were only two or three miles apart, more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236796489
  • 9781236796486