Aeneid - Book VII

By AoM, in 'Aeneid', Mar 21, 2018.

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    nova...tecta (393)

    Horsfall's note - "So here the Bacchants do not seek out 'new homes' (Conington) but 'strange dwellings' (Mackail)[...]"

    Horsfall's translation - "new dwellings"

    Son of a...
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    Dardaniis...colonis (422)

    A good note from Horsfall (though he does seem to overuse exclamation points): “Tu. is the descendant of immigrants, posing as defender of Italy; Aeneas is the descendant of emigrants, returning to his homeland!”
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    Brill recently published a book 8 commentary.

    And I noticed that they've now added an option to buy a pdf of the commentaries for $30. Pretty good deal.
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    Gotta love Horsfall's frankness.

    quinque adeo magnae...urbes (629)

    "Why five? I have no idea [...]"
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    Don't translate it as 'Sabine', ya hear?

    Sabello (665)

    “Those who continue to write ‘Sabine’ are simply wrong!”
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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    Why?
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    Just before that:

    "The adj., as has been perfectly clear since 1897, means not 'Sabine' but 'Samnite' (E.A. Sonnenschein, CR 11 (1897), 339f., cf. Horsfall, EV 4, 627f. [...]"

    Though I have no clue what this Sonnenschein said.

    And it seems Horsfall shares your dislike of the Catalogue a little:

    "[It] does not offer an unambiguous evaluation or a pretty postcard; much of it is difficult and bits are positively dry."
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    cateias (741)

    L&S say it's "a kind of spear, probably barbed".

    Horsfall says it's a boomerang.

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  9. Dantius Homo Sapiens

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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    OLD agrees with Horsfall:
    [IMG]
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    Thanks for checking on that.

    I think it's best to just use the Latin for such specific words.
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    Phoebigenam (773)

    Horsfall really wants to read poenigenam, but the OLD doesn't even list it (unless I'm missing it).
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    Books 3, 7, and 11 are probably the most underrated. Three of my favorites.

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