A Revised Text of the Poems of Vergil; with Notes and a Vergilian Dictionary

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General Books, 2013 - 310 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...be used instead of the teeth in breaking the heavy clods. 400, 401. Levandum fronde, must be relieved of (superfluous) foliage; must be well pruned.---401. In orbem, in a round or circle (kindred in form to in versum, in numerum), is joined by some with redit; by others, more corrcctlv, perhaps, with actue; carried on or pursued In routine. 402, In sej never deviating from the fixed order of work and care that it Dringe round. Annus. The year especially of the farmer. 406. Belictam, Stripped of fruit and leaves; naked. 407. Attondens fingit. He cuts off some of the " caues " entire, and shortens-in others, and thus brings the vine into the best Stone-pine, form for the fruitage of the next year.----408. Primus i as compared with your neighbors; "be the first to burn," etc. Devecta cromato i. ., devehito et cremato. See on Ge. I, 285. If you do not dispose of the prunings and rubbish early, and when you have'leisure for it, you will be obliged to take more valuable time bv-and-by. 409. Vallo, These must not be left exposed to decay more rapidly than is necessary. 410. Postremos. By too early gathering you will damage the wine.---410, 411, Bis, bis. The rapid growth of the foliage of tho vine umbra, perhaps, also, of the supporting trce)t and that of the grass and weeds, require pruning and " weeding" twice in tho season; once when the clusters are "setting, ' and again when they are ripening.-----411. Begetem, the vineyard. 412. Laudato, etc Be contented to admire the extensive landed estates of others, and, at the samo time, for yourself, feel that vou are better off in possessing a very limited amount of land. 413-415. Bund, harnndo, Balicti. Perhaps all were used for tying up the vines, ...

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Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil┐s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task. Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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