The Odes of Horace: first two books, with the scanning of each verse, an interlineal tr. and notes by C. Dalton

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Page 38 - Mercury was the messenger of the gods, and of Jupiter in particular ; he was the patron of travellers and of shepherds ; he conducted the souls of the dead into the infernal regions, and not only presided over orators, merchants, declaimers, but he was also the god of thieves, pickpockets, and all dishonest persons.
Page 19 - ... always kept burning in the temple of Vesta, and it was one of the offices of the Vestal virgins to watch this fire day and night. Whoever allowed it to go out was scourged by the Pontifex Maximus. This accident was always esteemed unlucky, and expiated by offering extraordinary sacrifices. The fire was lighted up again, not from another fire, but from the rays of the sun. Consult Lipsius, " De Vesta et Vistatibus Syntagma,,
Page 28 - According to the Roman poets, every man possessed a three-fold soul, which after the dissolution of the body resolved itself into the manes, the anima or spiritus, and the umbra ; to each of which a different place was assigned. The manes descended into the infernal regions, to inhabit either Tartarus or Elysium.
Page 46 - Jmprimeretque mūris," &c. Alluding to the custom, prevalent among the ancients, of drawing a plough over the ground previously occupied by the walls and buildings of a captured and ruined city. — 22. Campesce mentem. "Restrain thy angry feelings.
Page 39 - Pieria, to steal cows from Apollo. As he was going out he met a tortoise, which he caught up and carried back to the cave ; when, quick as thought, he killed the animal, took out the flesh, adapted reeds and strings to the shell, and formed from it the Phormin or Lyre, on which he immediately played with perfect skill. He then laid it up in his cradle, and resumed his journey. He arrived by sunset in Pieria, where the oxen of the gods fed under the care of Apollo. He forthwith separated fifty cows...
Page 53 - The Vatican Mount formed the prolongation of the Janiculum towards the north, and was supposed to have derived its name from the Latin word votes, or vaticiniumt as it was once- the seat of Etruscan divination. The antepenultimate...
Page 65 - ... vol. xv. p. 141). A son of Laomedon, king of Troy. Aurora fell in love with his beauty and carried him away. He begged her to make him immortal, and the request was granted. He forgot, however, to ask for a continuance of his strength, beauty, and youth, and as he soon became old and feeble he begged Aurora to remove him from the world. As he could not die, the goddess changed him to a grasshopper. TOCCATA (A Toccata of Galuppfs : Dramatic Lyrics, vol.
Page 31 - Troy ; and assisted in murdering Rhesus king of Thrace, and carrying away his horses. At his return from the siege of Troy, he lost his way in the...
Page 50 - æEgean sea from Sparta. Under the character of Paris, the poet, according to some commentators, intended to represent the infatuated Antony, whose passion for Cleopatra he foretold...
Page 35 - This severity of the father did not dishearten the son ; he left Salamis and retired to Cyprus, where, with the assistance of Belus, king of Sidon, he built a town which he called Salamis, after his native country. He attempted to no purpose to recover the island of Salamis after his father's death. He built a temple to Jupiter in Cyprus, on which a man was annually sacrificed till the reign of the Antonines. Some...

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