The Roman Poets of the Republic

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Clarendon Press, 1881 - Fore-edge painting - 459 pages
 

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Page 284 - ... sed nil dulcius est, bene quam munita tenere edita doctrina sapientum templa serena, despicere unde queas alios passimque videre errare atque viam palantis quaerere vitae, certare ingenio, contendere nobilitate, noctes atque dies niti praestante labore ad summas emergere opes rerumque potiri.
Page 305 - ... ergo praeter inane et corpora tertia per se nulla potest rerum in numero natura relinqui, nec quae sub sensus cadat ullo tempore nostros nee ratione animi quam quisquam possit apisci.
Page 37 - Utinam exstarent ilia carmina, quae, multis saeculis ante suam aetatem, in epulis esse cantitata a singulis convivis de clarorum virorum laudibus, in Originibus scriptum reliquit Cato.
Page 295 - ... nox ulla diem neque noctem aurora secutast quae non audierit mixtos vagitibus aegris ploratus mortis comites et funeris atri.
Page 289 - Fast by the oracle of God, I thence Invoke thy aid to my adventurous song, That with no middle flight intends to soar Above the Aonian mount, while it pursues Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme.
Page 316 - Latin language, indeed the finest didactic poem in any language, was written in defence of the silliest and meanest of all systems of natural and moral philosophy.
Page 102 - It is difficult to imagine a greater contrast than that between the eager, imaginative poet-chemist, on the one hand, and the austere, unimpassioned, monk-philosopher on the other.
Page 114 - Isiacos coniectores, non interpretes somnium ; —non enim sunt ei aut scientia aut arte divini— sed superstitiosi vates impudentesque harioli aut inertes aut insani aut quibus egestas imperat, qui sibi semitam non sapiunt, alteri monstrant viam ; quibus divitias p611icentur, ab iis drachmam ipsi petunt. de his divitiis sibi deducant drachmam, reddant cetera. Atque haec quidem Ennius, qui paucis ante versibus esse deos censet, sed eos non curare opinatur, quid agat humanum genus.
Page 107 - Orci visat vastasque lacunas 115 an pecudes alias divinitus insinuet se, Ennius ut noster cecinit qui primus amoeno detulit ex Helicone perenni fronde coronam, per gentis Italas hominum quae clara clueret...
Page 290 - ... tu, pater, es rerum inventor, tu patria nobis 10 suppeditas praecepta, tuisque ex, inclute, chartis, floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant, omnia nos itidem depascimur aurea dicta, aurea, perpetua semper dignissima vita.

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