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With this aim , we have taken whatever was good wherever we found it ; but we
are particularly indebted to Conington , whose work is admirable in every respect
. The grammatical references are to Allen and Greenough's Latin Grammar , and
The neighboring city of Cremona , forty miles distant , had taken the part of Brutus
and Cassius ; and , after the defeat of the republican party , * Five years before
Horace , and seven before Augustus ; and on the same day , it is said , that ...
But Asinius Pollio , military governor north of the Po , had already taken a warm
interest in the young poet . By his advice Virgil went to Rome , where Octavianus
himself assured him of the peaceable possession of his estate ( see Ecl . i . ) .
... at once a wellestablished favorite , and chief of the new literary era . But these
first poetic essays - though imitations of far superior originals — have , by their
perfection of form , delicacy of treatment , and charm of diction , taken rank , in ...
In a more limited and scientific sense , an Epic consists of a body of immemorial
tradition , which has taken form in the mind and language of a people ; and which
, while the traditions were yet living and believed in , has been worked up in a ...
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