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Ν Ο Τ Ε . The text of this edition follows Ribbeck in the main , adhering , however
, to the received reading where he seems to be not fully supported by his own
apparatus criticus . Variations from Ribbeck or from Heyne are indicated in the ...
9tią , freedom from care , the reverse of negotium , business or trouble . The
plural seems to be = the blessings of ease . 7. namque ( poet . for etenim ) , for , I
tell you ; the enclitic que connects it with the preceding words , while nam
These epithets and allusions are pure affected imitations of authors in whom they
meant something . 25. non sum adeo informis : see preliminary notë . 26.
placidum ventis : the ancients seem to have supposed 12 [ BUCOL . Notes .
26. placidum ventis : the ancients seem to have supposed that certain winds
calmed the sea , — perhaps by ceasing to blow ( see Æn . v . 763 ) . The sea -
beach might possibly afford a mirror for the giant Cyclops , but hardly for the
26. triviis , cross - roads : the scene seems to belong to the rustic worship of
Proserpine or Hecate , at places where three roads met . The goddess herself
was called Trivia . indocte , ignoramus . 27. stridenti ... carmen , mangle a
wretched tune ...
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