T. Macci Plavti Rvdens

T. Macci Plavti Rvdens

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...plural jbrtunae (Eng. 'fortunes ') cf. 185, 674. The singular firrtuna has the same meaning in 533, but more generally it=' the goddess Fortune, ' as in 501. 524. gloriam, cf nAeos, Aesch. Again. 1356. 525. Velitari, properly 'to skirmish, ' of light armed troops (uelites), metaphorically' to wrangle, ' hence uelitatio = uerbiuelitatio, ' scrimmage of words.' Note absence of caesura. 526. omnia corusca fabulor, 'all my words have a flourish in them ' cf. hastam ooruscare; prae tremore: the sound is suggestive of shivering. (The Ambrosian MS. reads teremore for tremore--but this is perhaps a mere blunder.) 527. balineator from balineum, the latiuized form of Balm!/efov, ' bath, ' cf. macbina, paxavd (Doric); patina, rra-rtil/1;; bucina, Bvmivq; trutina, 'rpu'revq, &c. It was the business of the ealineator (BaAave6s, ' bath man ') to pour cold water over the heads of the bathers after they had taken a warm bath. Neptune does the work so thoroughly that the bather feels cold even when dressed. 528 ff. It is possible to scan abs t5 ab' but perhaps it is more natural in view of lines 529, 533, 534, 537, 538 to suppose that the word algeo or abii is spoken with chattering teeth, 9.1-Elgeo or ab-fibii, cf. Most. 319, 331 ma'ma-madare, 'to be ti-ti-tipsy, ' the stammer of a drunken man. It is a remarkable fact that in this passage (528-538) there are no less than six lines in which the question of hiatus arises; and they are all spoken by persons who are shiuering with cold. We may preserve the order of words in the MSS. and get rid of the hiatus by introducing 'cormca uerba' into the text. Compare Cartwright, T In...show more

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