Q. Horati Flacci Satvrarvm Liber II

Q. Horati Flacci Satvrarvm Liber II

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... unique, ' ' better than anybody.' Cf. 6. 57. 25. Mercuriali. They called him 'Mercurialis, ' the favourite of Mercury. Many edd. read Mercuriale which they take to mean 'they gave him the name Mercurius, ' as if D. was so lucky that he seemed to be the very god of good-luck. 26. compita, ' street-corners, ' where auctions were held. It appears, from Cic. 1)e Leg. Agr. 1. 3. 7, that auctions of valuable property were held in atriis auctionariis. Probably Damasippus attended the sales of poor people and picked up valuable old things cheap. 27. morbi purgatum, cf. sceleris purus C. 1. 22. 1. atqui. The connexion of thought is doubtful and some edd. (as Schiitz, Kiessling, Miiller) assign this remark to Hor., some (as Holder, Palmer, Kriiger) to Damasippus. It is improbable that Damas. should describe his new state of mind as a disease, and the analogy between mental and bodily disease seems to have been a doctrine in other schools beside the Stoic. (See below on ut solet.) On the whole, it seems better to give the whole passage to Horace. On this theory atqui connects miror with mire, which belongs ciirb xowofi (jointly) to emovit and novus. In effect: 'I am surprised that you are cured, yet I am surprised too at the new disease which has driven out the old one, ' etc. atqui='but the fact is, ' as in 1. 68 and 5. 7. 28. novus. The new disease is that aliena negotia curandi, which is odd in a man who could not manage his own affairs. ut solet ' as often happens ' in p/zysical disease. Cic. (T usc. 1v. 10. 2 3) says it was a fad of the Stoics morbis corporum comparare morborum animi similitudinem. Kiessling, however, quotes a passage from Sextus Empiricus...show more

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