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AENEIDEA,

BOOK II.

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AENEIDEA

OR

CRITICAL, EXEGETICAL, AND AESTHETICAL

REMARKS

ON THE

AENEIS,

WITH A PERSONAL COLLATION OF ALL THE FIRST CLASS MSS.,

UPWARDS OF ONE HUNDRED SECOND CLASS MSS., AND ALL THE

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DUBLIN:

Printed at the aniversity Press,

BY PONSONBY & MURPHY.

AENEIDEA.

II.*

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CONTICU ERE OMNES INTENTIQUE ORA TENEBANT

Commentators and translators alike understand this verse to express by its first clause the silence, by its second the attention -manifested by the fixed countenances of the audience—with which Aeneas was heard : "Et tacuerunt et desiderio ducebantur audiendi,” Donatus. “Aut ora intuebantur loquentis, aut immobiles vultus habebant, ut Georg. 4. 483: · Tenuitque inhians tria Cerberus ora,' i.e. immobilia habuit; aut intenti tenebant, habebant, ut sit figura, et intelligamus ora intenta habebant," Serv. “INTENTI ORA TENEBANT, ornate: erant intenti, habebant vultus et oculos intentos et conversos in Aeneam,” Heyne. Επει δε και σχημα προσωπου μαλιστα προσοχης εμφασιν εχει, ουδ' εκεινο παρελιπε, του μη και οφθαλμοις αυτοις, οσα και

As to the source of the second book, see Macrob. Saturn. 5.2, who introduces Eustathius saying : “ Dicturumne me putatis ea quae vulgo nota sunt? quod Theocritum sibi fecerit pastoralis operis auctorem, ruralis Hesiodum ? et quod in ipsis Georgicis, tempestatis serenitatisque signa de Arati Phaenomenis traxerit ? vel quod eversionem Troiae, cum Sinone suo, et equo ligneo, ceterisque omnibus, quae librum secundum faciunt, a Pisandro paene ad verbum transcripserit ?" HENKY, AEN EIDEA, VOL. II.

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