Q. Horatii Flacci Opera. the Works of Horace, with Engl. Notes by J. Currie

Q. Horatii Flacci Opera. the Works of Horace, with Engl. Notes by J. Currie

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...oppidum--Such as Puteoli, Capua, Cuime, Surrentum. 45. Excantata--" enchanted," i. e., "charmed from their places." Voce Thessala--"by magic spell." See Note on line 21. 46. Lunamque caelo deripit--That the moon could be brought down by magic was a common superstition, and the Tbessalians were thought to be possessed of this art more than any other people. Cp. Virg. Eel. 8, 69, and Tibullus, L 2, 44. 47. Jrresectum--"uupared." The long uncut nail was regarded as indicating a savage heart 49. Quid dixit? aut quid tacuit?=Ntfaria quaeque effata et palam professa est Cp. Epist L 7, 22. In this line, the first half of the second double foot is a dactyL 5L Nox et Diana--Canidia, after the manner of sorceresses, invokes Night and Hecate, who was supposed to preside over magic rites. Quae silentium regis--"who presidest over silence," i.e., the silence of night, the season best adapted for the ceremonies of magic. Cp. Virg. JEn. ii. 255; iii. 112; and Ovid, Met viL 194. 53. Nunc adeste--"now be propitious." Nunc la repeated for the sake of emphasis. 55. Formidolosis--"frightful." Cp.Virg. Geo. iv. 468. Some MSS. give/orwittfofcwoe, which some explain actively--"fear-inspiring, frightful;" others passively--"timorous, easily frightened." 57. Senem, Crc.--manus--"May the dogs of the Suburra bark at the aged profligate, so that all may laugh at him, anointed with (lit perfume such as my hands have not prepared more powerful) the most powerful perfumes my hands ever prepared." She is afraid of losing the benefit of her perfumes I Senem--adulterum--The manner in which Varus is here indicated by Canidia tends indirectly to cast ridicule upon herself for seeking...show more

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