The History of the Arts and Sciences of the Ancients

The History of the Arts and Sciences of the Ancients

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...of religion, morality and irj, in elegiac verse, in which Theognis of Hegara, and Phocylides, imitated them. Many f the poets also, of whom I have spoken before, composed elegies: but I shall say nothing here of any but thon who applied themselves par ticularly to this kind of poetry, and shall mak choice only of a small number of them. Callings. He was of Ephesua, and is on of the most ancient of the elegiac poets. It is believed that he flourished about the beginning of the Olympiads, A. M. 3230. Mimnirmus, of Colophon, or Smyrna, wai cotemporary with Solon, A. M. 3408. Son make him the inventor of elegiac vene. He a least gave it its perfection, and wag perhaps the first who transferred it from funerals to love. The fragments of his which are come down to us, breathe nothing but pleasure, whence Horace snys of him, Si, Mimnermus uti censet, line arnore jocisqur Nil est jucundum, vivas in amore jocisque. Oarat. 1 1 Ej.iit. (i As Mimncrmus thinks, If without love and pleasure nought is joy, In love and pleasure life's swift hours employ. s, whose venes were so pathetic, might be ranked among the elegiac poets: but I have given him a place elsewhere. Pi in Etas of Cos, and Callimacuos of Gyrene, lived both in the court of Ptolemy PhQadelphus, A. M. 3724, whose preceptor Philetas certainly was, and Callimachus is believed to have been his librarian. The latter ia considered as the principal author of elegiac poetry, and as the person who succeeded best in it: ' Ctyiu (ekgcc) princeps Cnllimaclaa; and Philetas u the next to him: Secundca, confeaione plurimorvm, Philetas occupant. This is Quinctilian's opinion: but Horace seems to rank Mimnermus above Callimachus. temples, and triumphal arches, were sometime in verse, but verse of the greatest...show more

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  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 29mm | 1,007g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236508602
  • 9781236508607