The Odes, Carmen, Seculare and Epodes Volume 1-2

The Odes, Carmen, Seculare and Epodes Volume 1-2

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...see 3. 4. 32. 18. quis puer. For the form of issuing orders, cp. 2. 7. 23. 19. restinguet, ' put out the fire of the wine.' 21. devium, 'shy, ' it modifies and makes playful the coarse substantive. 23. in comptum. Some good MSS. have 'incomptum.' The editors who have retained this reading seem generally to have constructed 'nodum' after-' maturet, ' 'make quickly her simple knot.' Cp. 3. 14. 21 'Die et argutae properet Neaerae Murrheum nodo cohibere crinem'; but, as Bentley remarked, 'cum lyra' is an odd accompaniment to that action. He reads ' comam, ' with some fair MS. authority to back him, 'incomptam' with one MS. of Torrentius, and 'nodo' ex mera coniectura. Mr. Munro, though reading 'incomptum, ' puts a comma at 'maturet, ' constructing, I suppose, 'incomptum nodum' as a cognate accusative with ' religata.' Ode XII. 'No, Maecenas, my lvric stvle will not do for the great feats of Roman arms, any more than it wouldfor the heroic myths. You will celebrate Caesar's glories far better in your prose history. I will content myself with singing the charms of your Licymnia and your love for her! With the Ode generally compare 1.6. The Scholiasts (on Sat. 1. 2. 64) gave the tradition that Licymnia (or, as they write it, 'Licinnia, ' probably a corruption to suit her relationship to the Licinia gens; see Introd. to Od. 2. 10) is a name invented by Horace to veil and yet to represent to the initiated that of Terentia, Maecenas' wife. For the practice both in Horace and in other poets, see App. 1. Bentley pointed out that the mention of the public dance in Diana's honour implies that the person imagined is not merely a ' libertina.' The third stanza seems clearly (though Orelli doubts it, taking ' tu' generally for ' any one') to imply a hope
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  • Paperback | 178 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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