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... 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 . With this aim , we have taken whatever was good wherever we found it ;
but we ...
Disputes of boundary - a lawsuit , perhaps - exposed Virgil to the rage of the rude
claimant , who chased him , sword in hand ; he was even forced , it is said , to
swim across the Mincius to save his life ( see Ecl . ix . ) . Happily an old fellow ...
In meaning , however , it has been held ( though perhaps on too slight grounds )
to be allegorical , celebrating the apotheosis of Julius Cæsar , which was the
occasion of a solemn act passed B.C. 42. In the former part of the poem , the ...
68 ) , our native bounds : the patria consisting merely of the native village , or
perhaps farm . Local attachments are commonly strong in proportion to the
ignorance of other places . [ The acc . plur . form in ēs , in place of is , was coming
into use ...
... upon my native bounds , and the sodded ( congestum cæspite ) roof of my poor
hut , beholding again ( post ) my little realm , a few scant wheat - ears ? That is , a
kingdom to me , though so little . Another interpretation , perhaps better ...
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