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To his left was the cloud-wrapped Apennine chain, the home of the ancient Sabines; to his right, Etruria, infamous for its magic potions; and not far away he sees the furtive kisses which you are giving to the sea, O Tiber.
... transformed her into a heifer in a vain attempt to hide their secret love. Conti (VIII, xviii) identifies Io with the Egyptian goddess Isis. 4. Libitina, an ancient Italian goddess of corpses, symbolizes the 20 ON THE FIFTH OF NOVEMBER.
The Dryads who have been in hiding under the ancient trees are ranging over the mountains and through the lonely fields. Maenalian Pan takes his wanton pleasure in the sown fields and the copses. There” mother Cybele is hardly safe from ...
Schools of Greece: the schools of ancient Sages of PR IV, 251. 444. pard: panther. 448. Minerva, as she is described by Homer (ll. V, 738–41), carrying the Gorgon's petrifying face on her shield, is explained by Conti (IV, v, p.
Mt. Atlas, opposite Gibraltar, was the extreme western landmark in the ancient world. 607. purchase: prey. Originally it meant the chase of game. 621. virtuous: rich in healing power. Cf. PL IX, 616. 626. scrip: bag.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jsburbidge - LibraryThing
This is pretty well the standard edition of Milton, with a critically established text, a reasonable level of apparatus for non-expert readers, and a critical mass of Milton's work extending beyond his major works to everything that anyone who is not a specialist is likely to need. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - selfcallednowhere - LibraryThing
Ok, so I didn't read this whole thing, obviously. But I did read "Paradise Lost" and that's the important thing, right? And I actually ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected to. The language ... Read full review