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Happily an old fellow - student , Alfenus Varus , who had succeeded Pollio ,
showed him still more effectual kindness . Another estate – perhaps the charming
one at Nola , in Campania - appears to have been given him in exchange for his
The last tells the magic arts employed by a maiden skilled in sorcery to win back
the love of the inconstant Daphnis ( Idyl ii . ) : hence the title sometimes given to it
of Pharmaceutria , “ The Sorceress . ” It is supposed to have been written in B.C. ...
The subject of the Æneid is the destruction of Troy , the seven years ' wandering
of Æneas , and his settlement in Italy , with the wars raised against him by the
native princes ; while , through the name lulus , given to his son Ascanius , the ...
The hollow reed has given its name to the vibrating tongue of wood or metal
which takes its place in modern instruments . - Musam , the muse , or goddess (
patron saint ) of song , used for song itself . The pastoral muse belonged
especially to ...
[ In this and similar lines , observe the beauty of movement given by the alternate
dactyls and spondees . ] II . equidem , I'm sure . — magis = potius , rather.- totis
agris ( $ 55 , 3 , f ; G. 384 , 6 ) , throughout the fields . 12. usque adeo turbatur , to
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