P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, Et Aeneis. Virgil

P. Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, Et Aeneis. Virgil

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...launched on the Po, the banks of which abound with alders-'vitiosm--alveo, ' the holloic of a decayed holm-oak. 454. What have vineyards produced of equal utility with these forest products? Here, and in the next line, Bacchus is put for wine. 450-7. The Centaurs and LapittiEe were neighbouring nations in Thessaly. Pirilhous, the king of the latter, on his marriage, invited the Centaurs to the nuptial-feast, where one of them, being intoxicated, attempted to ravish the bride. The Lapithte, resenting the insult, immediately attacked the Centaurs, and with the aid of Theseus and Nestor, friends of PirilhoQs, who were present, defeated them with great slaughter. The battle is mentioned in this connexion, because the intemperate use of wine was the origin of the difficulty. Virgil gives the names of three of the principal Centaurs. 'magno cralere '; they fought with goblets and other articles snatched from the tables. 458-0(L The poet now introduces his celebrated panegyric on a country life and the pursuits of agriculture. No other passage in his poems has been more deservedly praised, or frequently imitated. But no copyist has entirely preserved the sweetness of the versification, the richness and elegance of the imagery, the warmth of feeling that pervades the passage, and the wisdom of that philosophy of liie, which it was the poet's object to drvelope and recommend. We refer the youthful reader, who has a copy of Thomson's "Seasons" at hand, to the concluding part of the "Autumn" for a very ornate and pleasing paraphrase of this gem of Latin poetry. 'O--agricolas, ' O loo happy husbandmen, if they were aicare of Uieir own good fortune.' 'ipsa tellus, ' iVie earth itself, called 'jnstissima, ' because the seed intrusted to...show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674571X
  • 9781236745712