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He would fain , he says , have sung the heroic deeds of Varus ; but Apollo checks
his flight , and he introduces Silenus instead , who recounts a cycle of the old
Greek myths , beginning with the Epicurean doctrine of the origin of things ,a ...
These things put it in a widely different class from the Iliad and Odyssey , which
serve in some sense as its models , and with which it has been oftenest
compared . The subject of the Æneid is the destruction of Troy , the seven years ...
The shade of Anchises is met in a secluded vale : he explains the system and
divine life of things ( 679-755 ) . Anchises unfolds the heroic story and future
glories of Rome ( 756–854 ) . Vision of the young Marcellus : the two Gates of
16. quid , etc. , what are masters to do , when thieves ( i . e . slaves ) venture on
such things ( as these which follow ) ? Another rendering gives , “ If the knaves
are so insolent , what may we expect from their masters ? ” 18. excipere insidiis ...
80. triste ( $ 47 , 4 , 6 ; G. 202 , R4 ) , baneful , “ a sad thing ” ( observe the chiastic
arrangement and the division by the Cæsura ) . — frugibus , grain , " fruits of the
earth . ” 82. sătīs ( sero ) , to the growing crops . - depulsis ( sc . ab ubere ) ...
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