The First Six Books of the Aeneid, Together with the First, Second, and Fourth Eclogues of Virgil

The First Six Books of the Aeneid, Together with the First, Second, and Fourth Eclogues of Virgil

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ... shall call them Romans." 281. Consilia in melius referet, " shall change her designs for the better." 282. Romanos esse dominos. The toga was the distinguishing badge of the Romans. 283. Sic placitum, "thus it pleases (me)," or "is decreed." Lustrum signifies a period of five years. 284-5. Assaracus was great-grandfather of /Eneas: Phthia, the city of Achilles; Myceme, that of Agamemnon. 286. Origine, abl. A. S. 249. Rem. 1; B. 119; Z. 451. 288. Julius, connected back to Caesar. The reference is not to Julius Caesar, but to Augustus Caesar, who had, also, the appellation Julius, from the celebrated warrior, his uncle and adoptive father. Demissum, "handed down," or "derived from." 290. Secura, "safe (from farther opposition)." Hie vocibdifur, " he shall be called upon, also in vows,"--an allusion to the apotheosis of Augustus. The following six lines present a fine image. 292. Faith was personified and called "hoary" in reference to the good faith attributed, by the Romans, to their ancestors. Vesta, goddess of Chastity; Remus, twin brother of Romulus; Quirinus, the Sabine name of Romulus. 293. Arctis, "tight-closed." 294. The celebrated painter, Apelles, painted Furor as described in the text. 295. Vinctus: manus may be considered understood--" bound (as to his hands) with a hundred brazen chains." 297. Maia genitum, " Maia's son," (same rules as in v. 286, above), i. e., Mercury. He was son of Jupiter and Maia, the daughter of Atlas. He was messenger of the gods--to carry their mandates whither they wished: wings were on his cap and feet; in his hand, the caduceus, or wand, entwined by two...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681133X
  • 9781236811332