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... may serve the learner in the bare understanding of the text , but , along with it ,
some hint of that wealth of traditional interpretation and illustration which is more
important , perhaps , in the study of Virgil than in that of any other ancient poet .
It has the more patriotic idea of representing the Empire — victorious and at
peace as the true culmination of the Roman State ; as the consummation
destined from the most ancient time , and declared in THE EPIC OF ÆNEAS. ...
summation destined from the most ancient time , and declared in the councils of
the gods , no less than as the coveted repose after generations of civil conflict .
Starting with the Greek tradition , which it follows in the earlier books , it seeks ...
The branch is fixed at the entrance of the palace of Dis : the Elysian Fields ;
ancient heroes of Troy ( 628–678 ) . The shade of Anchises is met in a secluded
vale : he explains the system and divine life of things ( 679-755 ) . Anchises
6 , d ) , a favorite Greek name , meaning bright - eyes . 6. Meliboee , a Greek
name , meaning cow - tender.- deus , a god : as we should say , guardian - angel
. The gods of the ancient my- thology were so numerous , and so near to mankind
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