Georgicon; Liber Secundus Ed. for the Use of Schools

Georgicon; Liber Secundus Ed. for the Use of Schools

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... tells us how he passed 'From Como, when the light was gray, And in my head, for half the day, The rich Virgilian rustic measure Of Lari maxlunc, all the way, Like ballad-burthcn music kept.' 160. adsurgens ' swelling with the billows and bellowing roar of ocean.' Benacus, Lago di Garda, the broad surface of which can be agitated by storms as violent as those of the sea. It is the largest of the lakes, 37 m. long, and from 2 to 14 wide. Sirmio, the poetic haunt of Catullus, pe1u-nsula.rum insula rumque ocellus, is a promontory on this lake. 161. The Lacus Lucriuus is a small laud-locked pool on the coast of Campania, a little north of Pozzuoli (Puteoli); further inland lies a larger lake, the Avernus. Vipsanius Agrippa (13.0. 717 united the two by a channel, strengthened with masonry addita claustra) the ridge between the Lucrinns and the sea, to form a breakwater, and pierced it with a channel. The harbour thus formed was called Portus Julius, in honour of Octavianus, for whose fleet it was designed. According to one calculation Ruaeus) Vergil began the Georgios in u. c. 716. At any rate the ucrine harbour was probably the wonder of the day, while Vergil, in its near neighbourhood, at Naples, was writing the poem. ' 163. I111. unda (see on 161) is the water within the mole. pont. refusalI (1) when the sea is flung back refuao expressing aptly the s attering of the waves against t e barrier), or (2) 'when the sea flows over' (into the harbour). Cp. tenebrosa palm Acheronte refuso--' the mirk lake of Aeheron's overflow, ' Aen. v1. 107. The latter agrees better with the next line. Trans. 'Where the Julian waters sound afar with the overflow of ocean, and the Tuscan tide...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959078
  • 9781236959072