The Life of Maecenas

The Life of Maecenas

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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. 1766 edition. Excerpt: ...amat no/tram, quam-vis fit ruftica, mitfam. Pollio et ipse facit nova carmina.: .'v Virg. Eclog. iii. F 4 most most learned man of the Greeks; among the orators, Maecenas was particularly Pollio my rural verse vouchfases to read. My Pollio writes himself Drvdkn.: En erit, ut liccat totum mibiferre per orbent Sola Sophocleo tua carmina digna cothurno. Is there an hour in fate resery'd for me, To sing thy deeds in numbers worthy thee? In numbers like to thine, could I rehearse Thy lofty tragic scenes, thy labour'd verse--Dryden. Horace also addressed the sirst ode of the second book to him: '. '. Paulum feverae Musa tragoeditt Defit theatris: max. ubipublicas Res ordinqris, grande mums Ceeropio repetes cothurno, Injigne maejiispraejidiutn reis, . Ei conjulenli Pollio curiee. Cui laurus ecternos bonores Dalmatico peperit triumpbo.' Retard a while thy glowing vein, Nor swell the solemn, tragic scene i.., And when thy fage, historic cares.'. Have form'd the train of Rome's affairs, With lofty rapture re-inflaffi'd, infuse Heroic thoughts, and wake the bufkin'd muse; O Fomiq, thou the great desence Of fad impleading innocence, intimate intimate with Fabius Publicola, Messala Corvinus (I), Caius Fur On whom, to weigh the grand debate, In deep consult the fathers'wait; For whom the triumphs o'er Dalmatia spread Unfading honours round thy laurel'd head. I-v Francis. We must not confound Domitius Marsus, a celebrated epigrammatist, with Marcus, author of the Amazonides. Martial has two epigrams, which plainly mark a difference between the two: Erg0 ero Virgilius, fi munera Moerenatis Des mihi? Virgilius non ero, Mar/us ero. Mart. B. viii. Epig. Ivi, Sapius in libro memoraiur Perjius uno, Shtam levis in tola Mar/us Amazoni/fe. Ib. more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533860
  • 9781236533869