Ovid; Tristia Volume 3

Ovid; Tristia Volume 3

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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. 1893 edition. Excerpt: ...to the dead made annually (hence semper) at the Feralia, Feb. 21 (F. II. 533-570): cp. Varro, ling. Lat. VI. 13 ' feralia ab inferis et ferendo, quod ferunt tum epulas ad sepulcrum, quibus ius ibi parentare.' 1. 82. de, of the source: M. X. 49 'incessit passu de vulnere tardo.' 1. 84. sentiet offioium, cp. M. VIII. 489 'officium sentite meum'; P. I. vii. 57 'ni claudum (?) officium sensit domus altera nostrum.' It was popularly supposed that the ashes of the dead retained some measure of consciousness: Prop. II. xiii. 41 (speaking of his own death) 'interea cave sis nos aspernata sepultos: non nihil ad verum conscia terra sapit.' 1. 88. vale, treated as an indeclinable subst., I. iii. 5711. IV. Addressed to Brutus, one of the two or three nearer friends (' vix dno tresve amici, ' Intr. p. xliii) who were faithful to the poet in his disgrace. Brutus held some minor judicial post, and acted as the editor of P. I.III. Intr. p. xliv. With the poem compare Hor. c. II. 10. Summary.--O friend, faithful in my adversity, lear n from me to avoid the friendships of the great. Though they have it in their power to help, they more often injure their inferiors. Had I who advise only followed such advice, I should probably be still at Rome (1-10). A life of humble obscurity is the best; therefore be not too ambitious. For you deserve unbroken happiness, you whose loyal sympathy consoled me in the first bitterness of my sentence of exile, and who now are jealous to further my interests. May you live happy amid friends of your own station, and not forget your exiled Naso (11-46). 1. 2. cognite, cp. Ennius trag. 428 Vahlcn 'amicns certus in re incerta cernitur.' procubuere, metaphor from a falling house: cp. I. vi. 5.; ix. 19. 1. 3. usibus, ' experience.' 1. 8..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649444X
  • 9781236494443