P. Vergili Maronis Opera, Volume 3: With a Commentary by John Conington (editor), Henry Nettleship (editor)

By John Conington (editor), Henry Nettleship (editor)

First released among 1858 and 1871, John Conington's lucid exposition of the total works of Virgil maintains to set the traditional for statement at the Virgilian corpus. After a long time out of print, this three-volume version is once more to be had to readers, permitting Conington's sophisticated investigations of language, context, and highbrow heritage to discover a clean viewers. This ultimate quantity (1871), released posthumously and accomplished with the help of Henry Nettleship, good points Books VII-XII of the Aeneid. unique, informative notes situate the person paintings in the greater box of Greek and Latin epic poetry. nonetheless a massive scholarly contribution over a century and a part after its preliminary ebook, Conington's Works of Virgil is okay testomony to at least one of Victorian England's such a lot gifted readers of classical Latin, a philologist whose presents, Nettleship notes, 'were of a unmarried and consultant order ... not likely to be replaced'.

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Comp. 11. " ib. 113, " r e x nostra reliquit hospitia," said by Aeneas to the Latins. 602. Med. ] ' Saturni gentem' seems to mean descendants of Saturn rather than the nation of Saturn. ' Haud vinclo nee legibus' is a hendiadys. The ablatives are instrumental or modal. 'Haud—nee' as in 1. , 3. 214, Hor. 1 Ep. 8. 4 foil. The picture is that of the golden or Saturnian age, Ov. M. 1. 89 foil. ] ( Se tenentem,' that keeps itself from wrong, i. " ' Veteris dei more,' the rule of the golden age when Saturn reigned.

346. 'Veteris:' perhaps Virg. uses the epithet rather in relation to himself and to his readers' than to Latinus. See also on v. 47 above. " See note on v. 128. ' ' Ab sede profectum,' above v. 209. ] ' Paribus auspiciis :' to be his colleague in the kingdom: see on 4. 102. It may be observed that the idea of two kings would be represented to a Roman mind both by the joint reign of Romulus and Tatius, and by the image of a divided monarchy in the two consuls. Possibly here, though not in 4. 102, the reference may be to magistrates created by equal P.

647. Gossrau and Kibbeck think the passage imperfect. " Comp. other passages where a thing which had been received as a present from one person is given as a present to another, e. g. 5. 535 foil. ] " Munera praeterea Iliacis erepta ruinis " 1. 617, a passage generally parallel. ' Receptas' 5. , 6. 111. ] ' Aurum' for a thing made of gold. "Pleno se proluit auro" 1. 739. Comp. also " pateris libamus et auro " G. 2. 192. ] See on 5. 758, " patribus dat iura vocatis," and on 1. 293. Perhaps we ought not to separate so sharply as is done on the latter passage between giving laws AENEID.

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