Metamorphoseon Liber VIII

Metamorphoseon Liber VIII

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the offender herself in their midst. obstruximus, 'closed, ' briefly for 'acted so as to close.' The good MSS. read expanimur and arbe, 'I am driven from the face of the earth, ' but the primary tense would require pateat. This must be borne in mind in translating abstruximus (not 'have closed').?Keep MS. reading, put full stop at terrarum, and read at for ut: 'but Crete ought to be open, even it no other land be.' 119. hac, goes with proldbes, 'if thou keepest me from there too.' " no sqq. Passages like this are common in the ancient writers: the person wronged professes to believe that the wronger is something less than human and is descended from some monster. Thus, in Euripides Jason calls Medea 'a lioness, not a woman, with a heart wilder than Tuscan Scylla's' (alluding to another Scylla, the monster who besets the straits of Messina); in Catullus Ariadne, deserted by Theseus (cp. 175), says that some lioness, some sea, or Syrtis or Scylla or Charybdis must have borne him. O. clearly has this in mind as well as a passage of Vergil (1v. 363 sqq.) where Dido says to Aeneas nec lifli diva parens, generis nrc Dardanus aucentstar, te...Caucams, //yramaeque admorlmt ubtra t/;g'r: s. Syrtis: see Vocab. For the singular, cp. Catullus referred to above. 121. tigres. O. seems to have remembered the Vergil passage, without noticing that the plural was no longer applicable to gmetnlr. austro, for the famous whirlpool was harmless enough so long as this wind was not blowing (Sen. Marcia 17). 122 sqq. Iuppiter changed himself into a bull and by his tameness charmed the Phoenician princess Europa. But when she at length ventured to mount on his backshow more

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