Prometheus Vinctus

Prometheus Vinctus

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...that he was black and blue to begin with. So here we translate, 'change your wayso new ones.' 327. redrjypevovs. Our nearest metaphor is 'barbed.' See Introd. E..(). el ptyeis. The future with ei is put for eay with the subjunctive when the speaker wishes to imply a threat or warning. 328. rax' &v = 'may be.' 330. poxdov rai8iai' = 'playing at torture.' 333. dpxaia = 'out of date, ' ' okl-fashioned.' When the predicate agrees with the object we have always to alter the form of the sentence in translating. 'Ton think, perchance, that these my words are out of date.' 335. rairixcipa. Compare 'the wages of sin is death.' 336. rcmeivos. Supply as in line 42. The first and second persons of elpX are rarely omitted. 338. What is the difference between Ovkov, / and Ovkovv? 339. irpbs Kevrpa okri uv (' to kick against the pricks') was a pro verbial expression for hopeless resistance. See Acts xxiv. 14. Aeschylus varies the phrase by substituting Ksov eKrvUS for X(U rtcIs. 340. virevBvvos is a word that had a very definite meaning to Athenians. The eSdvva was the inquiry to which the acts of each magistrate were subjected after laying down his office. If he was proved to have misused his power, he was punished. On the other hand, Xerxes, who was a tyrant, is described in the Persae (216) as oix vmidwos 7rdXci. 344. rj Ovk scans as one syllable by what is called synizesis. dKpifias irepircr6fpav is a curiously strong expression--' consummately overwise.' It has the effect of a double superlative. In line 976 we have a similar expression--iriKpas virijmiKpov. 345. irpoarpifia = 'inflict.' 347. Travrav /lerarw, /= 'though you shared in all.' About this we have no information. Probably the story was told in the Prometheus...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681116X
  • 9781236811165