Roman Literature in Relation to Roman Art

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Macmillan and Company, 1888 - Art and literature - 315 pages
 

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Page 176 - And layd her stole aside ; her angel's face, As the great eye of heaven, shyned bright, And made a sunshine in the shady place : Did never mortall eye behold such heavenly grace.
Page 91 - inquit ' Achate, quae regio in terris nostri non plena laboris ? 460 En Priamus ! Sunt hic etiam sua praemia laudi ; sunt lacrimae rerum et mentem mortalia tangunt. Solve metus ; feret haec aliquam tibi fama salutem.
Page 177 - She was a Phantom of delight When first she gleamed upon my sight; A lovely Apparition sent To be a moment's ornament; Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair; Like Twilight's, too, her dusky hair; But all things else about her drawn From May-time and the cheerful Dawn; A dancing Shape, an Image gay, To haunt, to startle, and waylay. I saw her upon nearer view, A Spirit, yet a Woman too! Her household motions light and free, And steps of...
Page 80 - Numici unda deum caelo miserit indigetem. 45 ecce super fessas volitat Victoria puppes, tandem ad Troianos diva superba venit. ecce mihi lucent Rutulis incendia castris : iam tibi praedico, barbare Turne, necem. ante oculos Laurens castrum murusque Lavini est 50 Albaque ab Ascanio condita Longa duce.
Page 81 - Euandri profugae concubuere boves. fictilibus crevere deis haec aurea templa, nee fuit opprobrio facta sine arte casa; Tarpeiusque pater nuda de rupe tonabat, et Tiberis nostris advena bubus erat. qua gradibus domus ista Remi se sustulit, olim unus erat fratrum maxima regna focus.
Page 7 - Sed ego sic statuo, nihil esse in ullo genere tam pulchrum, quo non pulchrius id sit unde illud ut ex ore aliquo quasi imago exprimatur.
Page 131 - Portus ab accessu ventorum immotus et ingens 570 ipse; sed horrificis iuxta tonat Aetna ruinis interdumque atram prorumpit ad aethera nubem, turbine fumantem piceo et candente favilla, attollitque globos flammarum et sidera lambit: interdum scopulos avolsaque viscera montis 575 erigit eructans liquefactaque saxa sub auras cum gemitu glomerat fundoque exaestuat imo.
Page 146 - Upon the whole, it seems to me, that the object and intention of all the Arts is to supply the natural imperfection of things, and often to gratify the mind by realising and embodying what never existed but in the imagination.
Page 93 - Fecerat et viridi fetam Mavortis in antro Procubuisse lupam ; geminos huic ubera circum Ludere pendentes pueros, et lambere matrem Impavidos ; illam tereti cervice reflexa Mulcere alternos, et corpora fingere lingua.
Page 27 - Caesar et omnis luli progenies magnum caeli ventura sub axem. 790 hic vir, hic est, tibi quem promitti saepius audis, Augustus Caesar, divi genus, aurea condet saecula qui rursus Latio regnata per arva Saturno quondam...

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