Harvard Studies in Classical Philology Volume 2

Harvard Studies in Classical Philology Volume 2

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...in C; the dependent clause, though conceived as being the purpose of the utterance of the independent clause, is virtually explained by the independent clause. In atqui, ne nostros contemnas, ..., Graeci quoque ipsi sic initio scriptitarunt, ... (Cic. de Or. II, 12, 51), ne... contemnas is not only conceived of as being the purpose of the utterance of Graeci... scriptitarunt; there is besides, from the nature of the ideas expressed in the two clauses, an incipient antithesis. The thought expressed is of course this: 'to prevent your thinking meanly of our writers, (I will say that) the Greeks, with all their present skill, didn't do any better at first.' It is important to notice, however, that the antithesis is not one of which the two members are on a line of equality. The only plea for the introduction of the antithesis is the acknowledged existing literary superiority of the Greeks. We thus have degree at the outset. Very similar to this sentence from Cicero is D and Plaut. M. G. IV, 6, 58 (1266): Viri quoque armati idem istuc faciunt: Ne tumirere mulierem. Compare also Cic. de Or. II, 46, 193: Sed, ut dixi, ne hoc in nobis mirum esse videatur, quid potest esse tarn fictum quam versus, quam scena, quam fabulae? Also Plaut. Capt. Ill, 4, 15 (547): Hegio, hie homo rabiosus habitus est in Alide; ne tu quod istic fabuletur auris inmittas tuas. E is farther advanced than any of the previous sentences that have been considered, and is so far on its way to being a pure nedum-sentence that we should not be offended if ne were here replaced by nedum; at the same time, the clause introduced by ne is purely the purpose of the utterance of the independent clause. There is no line between -1? used with the force of nedum and ne in its more familiar...show more

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