Epigrams; With an English Translation Volume 2

Epigrams; With an English Translation Volume 2

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...Od. x. 552 seqq. 2 And not wine. Moreover, the waters of Sinuessa were medicinal: cf. XI. vii. 12. 1 The votaries of Cybele. night, nearly copied Elpenor,1 and died by a cruel death while he was hurrying headlong down a long flight of steps. He would not have incurred such great danger, ye Nymphs, if he had drunk your waters instead.2 LXXXIII Nobody lives scot-free with you, unless he be rich and childless. Nobody, Sosibianus, lets his house on better terms. LXXXIV He who desires not yet to go down to Stygian shades, let him, if he be wise, avoid barber Antiochus. White arms are mangled with knives less cruel when the frenzied throng 3 raves to Phrygian strains; with gentler touch Alcon cuts the knotted hernia, and lops away broken bones with a workman's hand. Shearer let this man be of starveling Cynics and of Stoic chins, and let him bare the necks of steeds of their dusty manes. Let this man but rasp hapless Prometheus neath the Scythian crag, with bared breast will he summon the bird his torturer;5 to his mother will Pentheus fly; to the Maenads Orpheus,6 at the mere clash of Antiochus' savage steel. These scars, whate'er they are thou numberest on my chin, scars such as are fixed on some time-worn 4 A surgeon of the day: cf. vi. lxx. 6. 5 The eagle preyed upon his liver, which was always renewed. Pentheus, king of Thebes, for his hostility to the rites of Bacchus, was torn to pieces by his mother and other Maenads; and Orpheus was similarly treated by the Thracian women because he slighted them. non iracundis fecit gravis unguibus uxor: Antiochi ferrum est et scelerata manus. unus de cunctis animalibus hircus habet cor: barbatus vivit ne ferat Antiochum. LXXXV Sidere percussa est subito tibi, Zoile, lingua, dum lingis. certe, Zoile, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961145
  • 9781236961143