Philological Essays; By T. Hewitt Key

Philological Essays; By T. Hewitt Key

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...becomes for the time long before the combination aF of the following word. In the Latin language, however, the examples of a lengthened que before a single initial consonant are more indisputable, for already Attius (Fest. p. 146) has 'Calones famulique metallique caculaeque.' In Virgil indeed, as in Homer, the examples have for the most part two consonants, as 'Aestusque pluuiasque et agentis frigora uentos. Terrasque tractusque maris caelumque profundum;' or else a liquid, as ' Liminaque laurusque dei totusque moueri.' But as the l of lam-us is but a substitute for a d, as shown by its analogue the Greek 8acentsm7, we have no ground for suspecting the loss of a consonant before the l. Yet even Virgil has (xii. 363) ' Chloreaque Sybarimque Daretaque Thersilochumque.' Ovid again, who is generally more strict in metrical matters than Virgil, was not afraid to write: 'Faunique Satyrique et monticolae Siluani ' (Met. i. 193). 'Telasque calathosque infectaque pensa reponunt' (iv. 10). 'Sideraque uentique nocent auidaeque uolucres' (v. 484). 'Othrysque Pindusque et Pindo maior Olympus' (vii. 225). ' Liliaque pictasque pilas et ab arbore lapsas' (x. 262). ' Peleusque comitesque rogant; quibus ille profatur' (xi. 290). While later writers, who were much more scrupulous in these respects than is commonly thought, have occasional instances of a similar liberty, as: --'Taxique pinusque Altinatesque genestae' (Grat. 130). ' Electra Alcinoeque Celaenoque Meropeque' (German. 262). 'Laeuaque dextraque acies astare uideres' (Corip. Laud. Just. iii. 177).1 On the wholshow more

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