Prometheus Bound; With Introduction and Notes

Prometheus Bound; With Introduction and Notes

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...and thus stand above the Kv&soxo, which drudge and 'are slaves to their harness, ' and by which the poet chiefly means oxen'. 1. 466. Horses were much kept for racing, and their possession was a mark of luxury. Cp. the use of lirnorp6pos in Demosthenes, de Corona. For the praises of the horse see Soph. O. C. 708. 1. 467. 'It was I and none else, ' lit. ' none else instead of me.' So in Soph. Ajax, 444, oiK av rts air' tyuapftv aAAos avr' ipov. 1. 468. vavriXuv oxMvra, i. e. 'ships.' The mention of this and of the last discovery recals the language of Sophocles in the second Chorus of the Antigone (1. 332, etc.), where the power of man, shown in his different conquests over nature, is set forth. 1. 470. o-64io-m. Cp. 1. 459. 1. 471. diroXXayQ. The subjunctive afrer the relative is unusual, and the construction seems to resemble the Latin ('non habeo artificium quo liberer'). Cp. 1. 291, where the optative without tw, and 1. 906, where the optative with iv, are so used. Here the subjunctive almost represents the future dnaWayuopai: in Homer the future indicative and aorist subjunctive are often used alike. See on 1. 561. See also Goodwin's Moods and Tenses, 677. For the general thought cp. 1. 86 and 1. 239. 1. 472. Oikjs, i. e. itiKh. Cp. 1. 93. The words of the Chorus are sug-gested by those with which Prometheus ended. He whose strength had been his forethought and self-reliance, and who had guided be-wildered men, now seemed to give himself up, like a quack physician whose confidence fails him when he is himself ill. 1. 474. 'And canst not find by what drugs thou shouldest thyself be treated.' For the construction see on 1. 92. Cdo-tios, sc. tl. 1. 476. The metaphorical physician of the Chorus suggests to Pro-metheus a fresh item in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655292X
  • 9781236552921