Sex. Aurelius Propertiusii Carmina; The Elegies of Propertius, with English Notes by F. A. Paley

Sex. Aurelius Propertiusii Carmina; The Elegies of Propertius, with English Notes by F. A. Paley

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ... poet simply means, that Prometheus executed the work without the care and forethought implied by his name. 10. Animi &c. ' Ante omnia oportuit bonae mentis rationem habere.'--Bm.th. 'If there was one quality more than another which the god of forethought ought to have given to man, it was sound sense and reason.' 11. Jactari in more is properly to be carried into the open sea.--hostem quarimus &c. 'not content with repelling attacks at home, we must look for an enemy abroad: not satisfied with the wars on hand, we must add new wars.' 13. 'And yet riches, when acquired, will profit you nothing in the grave.' 14. The MSS. agree in ad infernas--rates, which is retained by Lachmann, Keil, and Miiller. The plural is defended by Lachmann from the mention of two ferry-boats for the dead in v. 7, 57. To the correction of Perrey, ab inferna rate, it is objected that the preposition is wrongly used. 'Animam antequam ad rates pervenerit, vectam esse, quo jure dixerisP'--Hertzberg: who reads with Schrader nudus at inferna; but this is a very incorrect use of at, and is not suflieiently defended by i. 6, 22, where the MSS. vary between at and et. The meaning perhaps is, that whereas we now look for fleets and voyages for making our fortunes, hereafter we shall be stripped of everything, and see only the ships on the infernal river. Thus vehi ad gates is simply 'to be ferried over to the eet.' 15. The Groning. MS. gives midis, whence Barth and Kuinoel read Indis, and even Lachmann, who adopts it, calls this ' certissima emendatio.' The same MS. has miscebimur, which the above editors also adopt with Lachmann. 18. Hertzberg, Jacob, Lachmann, and the later...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236934385
  • 9781236934383