The Ăne´d of Virgil with Engl. Notes, by C. Anthon. Adapted by F. Metcalfe

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...with food." Supply cibo.--Irriflat. See note on i. 692. 512 Necdum orbem medium, &c. i. e. it was not yet midnight.--514. Aique auribus atra captat. "And carefully catches the air with his ears," i. e. listens to each quarter for the breeze.--516. Geminosque Triones. "And the two bears." Consult note on i. 516.--517. Armatumque aaro, &c. His sword and belt are formed of very brilliant stars.--Circumspicit. Observe the force of this verb. Palinurus looks all around the constellation, to see whether there be any tiling dangerous in its vicinity. Ernesti says: "Circumspectare, de providis et timidis, qui scepe circumspiciunt omnia." (Clav. Oic.) 518. Postquam cuncta videt, &c. "When he sees all things settled in the serene sky," i. e. when he sees all those signs which betoken fair and settled weather.--520. Et telorum pandimus alas. "And spread out the pinions of our sails," i. e. spread out our sails like pinions. Heyne thinks alas means the extremities of the sails. It is much better, however, to adopt the ordinary explanation. 522. Obscuros colles, humilemque Italiam. "Misty hills, and Italy lying low (upon the waters)." The Trojans landed at a place called Castrum Minervse, below Hydruntum, where the coast is low and flat. The hills seen were those in the interior of the country.--623. Italiam. The repetition of this word indicates joy. Compare the daXarra! Salarra! of the ten thousand, when they first beheld the sea on their retreat. (Xen. Anab. iv. 7, 24.)--S25. Cratera corona induit. Compare note on i. 724. 526. Mero. "With undiluted wine." As was customary in libations.--627. Celsa m puppi. He takes his station on the stern, because here was...

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