Cicero in His Letters Volume 1

Cicero in His Letters Volume 1

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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: ...the earth which are not under the ban of the sumptuary law, cook mushrooms, potherbs, and every kind of vegetable, in the most charming way in the world.' For the Lex Aemilia here referred to, see Cell. N. A. ii. 24, 12. This passage clearly shows that it is the Lex Aemilia (b.c. 115) which is here referred to, not the Lex Licinia mentioned ibid. 7. XiTi5nTa, 'a plain diet'; the Greek word is appropriate to hygienic matters, see note on Ep. iv.; irtis is precisely the appropriate word for a plain, simple diet. It was a knowledge of this fact which led Bentley to what may be held to be the best conjecture ever made. An epigram of Callimachus begins thus:, .., Xtiu, wviil f&tyeifaiv ifciqwytv The old editors changed Savtwv to Awawv, and took the epigram to mean, 'Eudemus dedicates this ship on which, having crossed a smooth sea, he escaped from great storms of the Danai.' But alri is not a ship. What are 'storms of the Danai'? and if there were storms how came it that the sea was smooth? Bentley saw the right answer to these questions: &lri is a salteellar, Savtwv is sound and means 'money borrowed from usurers'; the corrupt word is iireKBdiv, which should be corrected to iiriaBwv, Eudemus saved himself from debt by a life of frugality, and at his death dedicates 'the saltcellar which held the frugal grain of salt, which was the only relish to his bread, and which saved him from the storms of a sea of debts.' Lentulum. P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther was the son of the consul for this year (57) of the same name, who was active in the restoration of Cicero, and was afterwards proconsul of Cilicia 698. Lentulus, the son, was made augur this year, whence the date of this letter is inferred. He was adopted by Manlius Torquatus into the...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236582225
  • 9781236582225