The First and Second Books of Ovid's Metamorphoses; With Ovid's Autobiography

The First and Second Books of Ovid's Metamorphoses; With Ovid's Autobiography

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...if she could have helped it.--Python: an instance of apostrophe, by which that which is absent is addressed to enliven the style. 440. de monte: used instead of the genitive. 441. arcitenens: an Homeric title of Apollo.--et joins the following explanatory description to this title. It need not be translated, or it may be rendered by indeed.--talibus: such as are implied in arcitenens. 443-gravem: weighed down with. It agrees with nunc. 444. effuso veneno: as his poisonous blood poured forth. 447. Pythia: the word certamina is usually omitted, as also with the other names of games; predicate after dictos. 448. His: in these games.--manu pedibusve rotave refers to the different kinds of contests. The historical date of the establishment of these games was 586 B.C. 449. honorem: the prize. 451. dequalibet arbore: with the leaves of any kind of tree whatsoever. 452-462. After the conquest of the Python, Apollo reproached Cupid for attempting to use the arms of which he himself was proud, and advised him to be content with the torch. 452. Primus amor: this story is closely connected with what goes before, since it tells of the origin of the laurei, introduced at Delphi, as sacred to Apollo.--Daphne: daughter of the river-god Peneus. The river drains Thessaly and flows through the Tempe vale.--quem refers to amor. 453. fors ignara: blind chance. 454. Delius: Apollo was so called because born in Delos. 455. cornua: the bow, so called because made of two horns. 456. que, although joined to quid, the first word of the complete object of the verb, connects dixerat to viderat. 457. ista: adjective pronoun of the second person. 458. qui refers for its antecedent to the person implied in the possessive adjective nostros.--certa: supply vulnera from the second...show more

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  • 9781236605252