The Death of Turnus; Observations on the Twelfth Book of the Aeneid

The Death of Turnus; Observations on the Twelfth Book of the Aeneid (Paperback)

By William Warde Fowler 
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217708382
EAN: 9780217708388
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 40
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback
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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. 1919 Excerpt: ...by skill in medicine. Depositi is interesting: it was the custom to place a dyingman on the ground, as Servius tells us in a note on this line--" ut extremum spiritum redderent terrae." There is a trace of this custom in a fragment of Lucilius: " Symmachu' praeterea iam turn depostu' bubulcus exalans animam pulmonibus aeger agebat."1 " Proferret fata " fata is used without any metaphysical meaning, as I have already pointed out (see p. 58): it means span or lot. simply. 1 Quoted by Nonius, s.v. deponere (ed. Lindsay, p. 430). " Deponere est desperare," says Nonius: " unde et deposit desperati dicuntur." He also quotes this line of Virgil, two from Accius, and Cicero, Verr. ii. i, 5: " itaque mini videor, iudices, magnam et rnaxime aegram et prope depositam rei publicae partem suscepisse." The custom has been recently investigated by A. Dieterich in his " Mutter Erde " (ed. Wunsch, p. 26), where examples Line 397.--" Mutas agitare inglorius artes." Nettleship quotes Silius and Statius as having appropriated this phrase, using it in different senses (Sil., iii. 579; Stat., Theb. iv. 183), but he does not quote the far more beautiful appropriation by Gray in his " Elegy " " Some village Hampden, who with dauntless breast The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood." Line 403: " Spicula."--The Homeric arrow-point was barbed, and had three tongues. See "Diet. Ant./' Sagitta, and II. v. 393. Line 412.--" Dictamnus." There is much in Pliny, N.H., about this plant and its botanical relations (see index, s.v. puleium and nepeta). It is possible that it ...
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Title: The Death of Turnus; Observations on the Twelfth Book of the Aeneid
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Author: William Warde Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0217708382
EAN: 9780217708388
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 40
Publish Date: 2012-5-14
Binding: Paperback

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