The Elegies of Albius Tibullus

The Elegies of Albius Tibullus

By (author) 

List price: US$29.04

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...omnis amor.' Gifts are the specialty of the dives amator and the text of Tibullus is often preached upon in elegy, comedy, and epigram, 2, 4, 27; Ovid, Ars Amat. 2,275; Anih. Pal. 5, 29; 30; 31; 217, etc., etc. The poet's statement is less insulting to Delia from the fact that it immediately suggests the common Graeco-Roman proverb that even the gods are to be won by gifts (Hesiod, frag. 272 Rzach, bwpa. Beois ire/fct, 5dp aiSoiovs /3aatXos, cp. Diogen. 4, 21 and Leutsch's note in Paroem. Graeci, I, p. 235; Eurip. Med. 964; Plato, Rep. 390 E; Menand. 537, 9 K.; Ovid, Ars Amat. 3,651; Petron. 137; etc.: often in the negative form of, 'Death only loves not gifts, ' Aisch. frag. 161 N; Eurip. Alkest. 973; Hor. Od. 2, 18, 34; Epist. 2, 2, 179; etc.). 61-66. 'The poor lover cannot vie with his rich rival in the matter of gifts, but he will do much for you, that Dives, having bought you body and soul, would never think of doing.' Partially imitated by Ovid, Amor. 3, 11, 17. An amusing commentary and variation upon it is Ars Amat. 2, 165, 'pauperibus vates ego sum, quia pauper amavi: cum dare non possem munera, verba dabam. pauper amet caute, timeat maledicere pauper, multaque divitibus non patienda ferat, ' etc., cp. also Amor. I, 10, 57. 62. in... fixus... latere; i.e. fastened to; emphatic for the more usual ad ln tits or lateri with adfigo, haereo, etc. So Cicero, Div. I, 74, 'arma quae fixa in parietibus fuerant, ' and in the metaphorical use, Verg. A. 11, 507, ' oculos horrenda in virgine fixus'; 12, 70, ' figitque in virgine vultus, ' etc. 63-64. One of the 'divitibus non patienda, ' and not at all the usual thing in antiquity when dealing with the class of society to which these elegiac heroines belonged. Ovid recommends his lover to show tshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236619234
  • 9781236619235