Horati Carminum Volume 1

Horati Carminum Volume 1

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... only by passion's narrow bound.' 11, 12. non... invitum, 'I will not... if thou will it not.' quatiam: a reference to the brandishing of the thyrsus, or ivy-crowned wand of Bacchanalians. variis obsits frondibus, 'that which is hidden in varied foliage, ' i. e. the mystic emblems of Bacchus, kept in chests covered with leaves.' 14. quae: object of subseguttuv. Translate 'which is followed by.' ' Venus insists on my being enslaved again by love--this time by lore for GIycera--so that I cannot sing of anything else. Come, raise an altar, and propitiatc the goddess.' 4. ' to give back my heart to the passions that (I thought) were ended.' 8. lubricus adspici: see Appendix II. Translate 'too dangerously bright to be looked upon.' 10. Gyprum: a favourite abode of Venus. rr. versis... equis. The Parthians gained most of their victories by pretending to flee, and shooting their arrows back at their pursuers. 12. quae nihil attinent: i. e. have nothing to do with love. 13. vivum: i. e. fresh--cut, still green.-' 16. 'her attack will be less fierce if a victim has been offered to her.' renio is technically used of an enemy's charge. 1. modiois... on-ntharis, 'in modest bowls.' The cantharus was an earthenware jar said to be named after its inventor.-Babinum. Sabine wine was not bad, but inferior to Maecenas' choice vintage. 2. Graeca...testa: the wine might retain the aroma of the Chian or Lesbian that the cask had previously contained. Page compares the practice of keeping whiskey in old sherry casks. 3. conditum levi, 'stored and sealed'; lit. 'smeared, ' i. c. with pitch, which was put over the cork. 4....show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236801652
  • 9781236801654