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aemilius, and pompey, paulus, lucius Mcclellan (2019) 250, 251, 252
aemilius, aristides, q. Borg (2008) 55, 56
aemilius, as synecdochic hero, paulus, lucius Mcclellan (2019) 248, 250
aemilius, celer Johnson and Parker (2009) 296
aemilius, cos. 115 scaurus, m. bce Čulík-Baird (2022) 101, 121
aemilius, crescens Griffiths (1975) 206
aemilius, dracontius, blossius Williams and Vol (2022) 341
aemilius, frontinus, proconsul Tabbernee (2007) 217, 218
aemilius, governor of scaurus, m. syria Udoh (2006) 14, 24
aemilius, husband of augustus granddaughter paullus, l. julia Mueller (2002) 49
aemilius, lepidus, cos. m. 46 Clark (2007) 183, 229, 230, 252
aemilius, lepidus, defeat by Cohen (2010) 137
aemilius, lepidus, m. Bianchetti et al (2015) 261
Kingsley Monti and Rood (2022) 336
Konrad (2022) 114, 115, 183, 184, 186, 272, 273
Rutledge (2012) 45, 92, 135, 137, 138, 258, 290, 291, 296, 300
Rüpke (2011) 88, 99, 100
Shannon-Henderson (2019) 197, 231
aemilius, lepidus, m., consul and magister equitum Konrad (2022) 130, 131
aemilius, lepidus, m., magister equitum perpetuo Konrad (2022) 113, 114
aemilius, lepidus, m., master of the horse Bruun and Edmondson (2015) 351
aemilius, lepidus, m., names caesar dictator Konrad (2022) 104, 133, 141, 142, 171, 172
aemilius, lepidus, marcus Giusti (2018) 200
aemilius, lucius paullus, cos. Giusti (2018) 193, 219
aemilius, m. Santangelo (2013) 163
aemilius, mamercinus, l. Konrad (2022) 110, 111
aemilius, mamercinus, mam. Konrad (2022) 172
aemilius, martyr in laodicea? Huttner (2013) 341
aemilius, papus arrius proculianus iulius messius rusticus afrus, m. cutius Kalinowski (2021) 400
aemilius, papus arrius proculus iulius messius rusticus celsus, priscus Kalinowski (2021) 401
aemilius, papus, l. Konrad (2022) 190, 191
Rutledge (2012) 129
aemilius, papus, q. Viglietti and Gildenhard (2020) 356
aemilius, pardalas Bruun and Edmondson (2015) 399
aemilius, paullus Dignas (2002) 114
Russell and Nesselrath (2014) 182
Shannon-Henderson (2019) 105
Stanton (2021) 77
aemilius, paullus lepidus, l. Edmondson (2008) 26, 71, 72
aemilius, paullus macedonicus, lucius Giusti (2018) 56
aemilius, paullus, l. Athanassaki and Titchener (2022) 51, 206, 207, 217
Dijkstra and Raschle (2020) 96
Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019) 186
Konrad (2022) 119, 120, 170
Rutledge (2012) 290
Santangelo (2013) 255
Viglietti and Gildenhard (2020) 350, 355
aemilius, paullus, l., auspicates before moving army Konrad (2022) 158, 159, 263, 264
aemilius, paullus, l., consul Bruun and Edmondson (2015) 100, 170, 309, 349
aemilius, paullus, l., cos. ii Mueller (2002) 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 42, 83, 84, 85, 86, 160
aemilius, paullus, l., death in office Konrad (2022) 177
aemilius, paullus, lucius Giusti (2018) 238
Kaster(2005) 71
aemilius, paullus, lucius, cos. Roller (2018) 188
aemilius, paullus, lucius, macedonicus Csapo (2022) 90, 91, 92, 95, 103, 114
aemilius, paullus, m. Galinsky (2016) 179, 180, 181, 187
Konrad (2022) 4, 5, 9, 10, 129, 130
Rutledge (2012) 46, 67, 69, 130
aemilius, paullus, m., and persues’ royal galley Rutledge (2012) 131, 132
aemilius, paullus, m., patron of pacuvius Rutledge (2012) 143
aemilius, paullus, m., triumph Rutledge (2012) 40, 41, 221, 307
aemilius, paulus Beneker et al. (2022) 38, 84, 117, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 134, 135, 174, 175
Isaac (2004) 223
Jenkyns (2013) 4, 163, 187, 188, 240, 242, 245
Konig (2022) 210, 211
Nuno et al (2021) 127, 129, 132, 372
aemilius, paulus, l. Augoustakis (2014) 274, 302
Keeline (2018) 116
Verhagen (2022) 274, 302
aemilius, paulus, lucius Mcclellan (2019) 241, 242, 243, 247, 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 260, 262, 265
aemilius, paulus, plutarch Nuno et al (2021) 127, 129, 132, 372
aemilius, potensis Santangelo (2013) 91, 95
aemilius, pr. 56 scaurus, m. bce Čulík-Baird (2022) 128
aemilius, rectus, lucius Ando (2013) 114, 115, 258
aemilius, regillus, l. Rüpke (2011) 100
aemilius, regillus, m. Konrad (2022) 256, 257, 271, 276
aemilius, scaurus Noam (2018) 162
aemilius, scaurus, cos. m. 115 Clark (2007) 119, 120, 124, 304
aemilius, scaurus, m. Jenkyns (2013) 34, 71
Kingsley Monti and Rood (2022) 224, 225, 226
Rutledge (2012) 55, 98, 156, 210, 219, 238
Rüpke (2011) 98
Viglietti and Gildenhard (2020) 354
aemilius, scaurus, m., cos. Mueller (2002) 160
aemilius, scaurus, m., violent imagery of Walters (2020) 56, 105, 106
aemilius, scaurus, marcus Ando and Ruepke (2006) 32
aemilius, scaurus, rhetor and mamercus poet Csapo (2022) 171, 221
aemilius, scaurus, rhetor and mamercus poet, atreus Csapo (2022) 221
aemilius, sura Collins (2016) 116
aemilius, zosimus, aulus Konig and Wiater (2022) 160, 165, 166, 171, 172, 173, 356
König and Wiater (2022) 160, 165, 166, 171, 172, 173, 356

List of validated texts:
15 validated results for "aemilius"
1. None, None, nan (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Paulus (L. Aemilius)

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 302; Verhagen (2022) 302

2. Cicero, On Divination, 1.85 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, L.

 Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019) 186; Santangelo (2013) 255

1.85. Nec vero quicquam aliud adfertur, cur ea, quae dico, dividi genera nulla sint, nisi quod difficile dictu videtur, quae cuiusque divinationis ratio, quae causa sit. Quid enim habet haruspex, cur pulmo incisus etiam in bonis extis dirimat tempus et proferat diem? quid augur, cur a dextra corvus, a sinistra cornix faciat ratum? quid astrologus, cur stella Iovis aut Veneris coniuncta cum luna ad ortus puerorum salutaris sit, Saturni Martisve contraria? Cur autem deus dormientes nos moneat, vigilantes neglegat? Quid deinde causae est, cur Cassandra furens futura prospiciat, Priamus sapiens hoc idem facere non queat?''. None
1.85. The truth is that no other argument of any sort is advanced to show the futility of the various kinds of divination which I have mentioned except the fact that it is difficult to give the cause or reason of every kind of divination. You ask, Why is it that the soothsayer, when he finds a cleft in the lung of the victim, even though the other vitals are sound, stops the execution of an undertaking and defers it to another day? Why does an augur think it a favourable omen when a raven flies to the right, or a crow to the left? Why does an astrologer consider that the moons conjunction with the planets Jupiter and Venus at the birth of children is a favourable omen, and its conjunction with Saturn or Mars unfavourable? Again, Why does God warn us when we are asleep and fail to do so when we are awake? Finally, Why is it that mad Cassandra foresees coming events and wise Priam cannot do the same?''. None
3. Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.128-1.150, 5.40 (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Paulus (L. Aemilius)

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 274; Verhagen (2022) 274

1.128. Protinus inrupit venae peioris in aevum 1.129. omne nefas: fugere pudor verumque fidesque; 1.130. In quorum subiere locum fraudesque dolique 1.131. insidiaeque et vis et amor sceleratus habendi. 1.132. Vela dabat ventis (nec adhuc bene noverat illos) 1.133. navita; quaeque diu steterant in montibus altis, 1.134. fluctibus ignotis insultavere carinae, 1.135. communemque prius ceu lumina solis et auras 1.136. cautus humum longo signavit limite mensor. 1.138. poscebatur humus, sed itum est in viscera terrae: 1.139. quasque recondiderat Stygiisque admoverat umbris, 1.140. effodiuntur opes, inritamenta malorum. 1.141. Iamque nocens ferrum ferroque nocentius aurum 1.142. prodierat: prodit bellum, quod pugnat utroque, 1.143. sanguineaque manu crepitantia concutit arma. 1.144. Vivitur ex rapto: non hospes ab hospite tutus, 1.145. non socer a genero; fratrum quoque gratia rara est. 1.146. Inminet exitio vir coniugis, illa mariti; 1.147. lurida terribiles miscent aconita novercae; 1.148. filius ante diem patrios inquirit in annos. 1.149. Victa iacet pietas, et virgo caede madentis, 1.150. ultima caelestum terras Astraea reliquit.
5.40. calcitrat et positas adspergit sanguine mensas.' '. None
1.128. without a judge in peace. Descended not 1.129. the steeps, shorn from its height, the lofty pine, 1.130. cleaving the trackless waves of alien shores, 1.131. nor distant realms were known to wandering men. 1.132. The towns were not entrenched for time of war; 1.133. they had no brazen trumpets, straight, nor horn 1.134. of curving brass, nor helmets, shields nor swords. 1.135. There was no thought of martial pomp —secure 1.136. a happy multitude enjoyed repose. 1.138. a store of every fruit. The harrow touched 1.139. her not, nor did the plowshare wound 1.140. her fields. And man content with given food, 1.141. and none compelling, gathered arbute fruit 1.142. and wild strawberries on the mountain sides, 1.143. and ripe blackberries clinging to the bush, 1.144. and corners and sweet acorns on the ground, 1.145. down fallen from the spreading tree of Jove. 1.146. Eternal Spring! Soft breathing zephyrs soothed 1.147. and warmly cherished buds and blooms, produced 1.148. without a seed. The valleys though unplowed 1.149. gave many fruits; the fields though not renewed 1.150. white glistened with the heavy bearded wheat:
5.40. that she was rescued from a dreadful fate,' '. None
4. None, None, nan (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Paulus (L. Aemilius)

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 274; Verhagen (2022) 274

5. None, None, nan (1st cent. BCE - missingth cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Lepidus, M. • Aemilius Lepidus, M., magister equitum perpetuo • Aemilius Paullus • Aemilius Paullus, L. • Aemilius Paullus, L., auspicates before moving army • Aemilius Paullus, Lucius • Aemilius Paullus, M. • Aemilius Paullus, M., and Persues’ royal galley • Aemilius Paullus, M., triumph • M. Aemilius Lepidus • Paulus (L. Aemilius) • Paulus, Aemilius

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 274; Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019) 186; Galinsky (2016) 179; Giusti (2018) 238; Jenkyns (2013) 187, 242; Konrad (2022) 114, 115, 159, 263, 264; Rutledge (2012) 40, 45, 130, 131, 132, 300; Rüpke (2011) 88; Shannon-Henderson (2019) 105; Verhagen (2022) 274

6. Josephus Flavius, Jewish War, 1.137, 1.158, 7.132 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, M., triumph • Aemilius Paulus • Plutarch, Aemilius Paulus • Scaurus (M. Aemilius, governor of Syria) • Scaurus, Aemilius

 Found in books: Noam (2018) 162; Nuno et al (2021) 129; Rutledge (2012) 221; Udoh (2006) 24

1.137. ἐπεὶ μέντοι Πομπήιος ἐξίστασθαί τε τῶν φρουρίων ἐκέλευεν αὐτῷ καὶ παράγγελμα τῶν φρουράρχων ἐχόντων μόναις πειθαρχεῖν ταῖς αὐτογράφοις ἐπιστολαῖς, ἠνάγκαζεν αὐτὸν ἑκάστοις γράφειν ἐκχωρεῖν, ποιεῖ μὲν τὰ προσταχθέντα, ἀγανακτήσας δὲ ἀνεχώρησεν εἰς ̔Ιεροσόλυμα καὶ παρεσκευάζετο πολεμεῖν πρὸς Πομπήιον.' "
1.158. δύο δ' ἦσαν αὐτῷ θυγατέρες καὶ δύο υἱεῖς, ὧν ὁ ἕτερος μὲν ̓Αλέξανδρος ἐκ τῆς ὁδοῦ διαδιδράσκει, σὺν δὲ ταῖς ἀδελφαῖς ὁ νεώτερος ̓Αντίγονος εἰς ̔Ρώμην ἐκομίζετο." '
7.132. ̓Αμήχανον δὲ κατὰ τὴν ἀξίαν εἰπεῖν τῶν θεαμάτων ἐκείνων τὸ πλῆθος καὶ τὴν μεγαλοπρέπειαν ἐν ἅπασιν οἷς ἄν τις ἐπινοήσειεν ἢ τεχνῶν ἔργοις ἢ πλούτου μέρεσιν ἢ φύσεως σπανιότησιν:''. None
1.137. However, Pompey commanded him to give up his fortified places, and forced him to write to every one of their governors to yield them up; they having had this charge given them, to obey no letters but what were of his own handwriting. Accordingly he did what he was ordered to do; but had still an indignation at what was done, and retired to Jerusalem, and prepared to fight with Pompey.
1.158. They were two daughters and two sons; the one of which sons, Alexander, ran away as he was going; but the younger, Antigonus, with his sisters, were carried to Rome.
7.132. 5. Now it is impossible to describe the multitude of the shows as they deserve, and the magnificence of them all; such indeed as a man could not easily think of as performed, either by the labor of workmen, or the variety of riches, or the rarities of nature;''. None
7. Plutarch, Aemilius Paulus, 3.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, L. • Aemilius Paullus, M., triumph • Aemilius Paulus • Paullus, L. Aemilius (cos. II • Plutarch, Aemilius Paulus • Scaurus, M. Aemilius (cos.

 Found in books: Beneker et al. (2022) 84, 120; Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019) 186; Mueller (2002) 160; Nuno et al (2021) 127; Rutledge (2012) 41

3.3. ὥστε τιμήν τινα δοκοῦσαν εἶναι καὶ ζηλουμένην ἄλλως ἕνεκα δόξης τὴν ἱερωσύνην τῶν ἀκροτάτων μίαν ἀποφῆναι τεχνῶν, καὶ μαρτυρῆσαι τοῖς φιλοσόφοις, ὅσοι τὴν εὐσέβειαν ὡρίσαντο θεραπείας θεῶν ἐπιστήμην εἶναι.' '. None
3.3. which men had thought to be a kind of honour, sought merely on account of the reputation which it gave, was made to appear one of the higher arts, and testified in favour of those philosophers who define religion as the science of the worship of the gods.' '. None
8. Quintilian, Institutes of Oratory, 12.10.9 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, M., triumph • Paulus, Aemilius

 Found in books: Jenkyns (2013) 240; Rutledge (2012) 40

12.10.9. \xa0On the other hand, Phidias is regarded as more gifted in his representation of gods station of men, and indeed for chryselephantine statues he is without a peer, as he would in truth be, even if he had produced nothing in this material beyond his Minerva at Athens and his Jupiter at Olympia in Elis, whose beauty is such that it is said to have added something even to the awe with which the god was already regarded: so perfectly did the majesty of the work give the impression of godhead. Lysippus and Praxiteles are asserted to be supreme as regards faithfulness to nature. For Demetrius is blamed for carrying realism too far, and is less concerned about the beauty than the truth of his work.''. None
9. Tacitus, Annals, 2.33, 6.29.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Lepidus, M'. (cos. A.D. • Aemilius Lepidus, M. • Aemilius Paullus, M. • Mamercus Aemilius Scaurus (rhetor and poet) • Mamercus Aemilius Scaurus (rhetor and poet), Atreus

 Found in books: Csapo (2022) 221; Rutledge (2012) 69, 138; Shannon-Henderson (2019) 231; Talbert (1984) 247

2.33. Proximo senatus die multa in luxum civitatis dicta a Q. Haterio consulari, Octavio Frontone praetura functo; decretumque ne vasa auro solida ministrandis cibis fierent, ne vestis serica viros foedaret. excessit Fronto ac postulavit modum argento, supellectili, familiae: erat quippe adhuc frequens senatoribus, si quid e re publica crederent, loco sententiae promere. contra Gallus Asinius disseruit: auctu imperii adolevisse etiam privatas opes, idque non novum, sed e vetustissimis moribus: aliam apud Fabricios, aliam apud Scipiones pecuniam; et cuncta ad rem publicam referri, qua tenui angustas civium domos, postquam eo magnificentiae venerit, gliscere singulos. neque in familia et argento quaeque ad usum parentur nimium aliquid aut modicum nisi ex fortuna possidentis. distinctos senatus et equitum census, non quia diversi natura, sed ut locis ordi- nibus dignationibus antistent, ita iis quae ad requiem animi aut salubritatem corporum parentur, nisi forte clarissimo cuique pluris curas, maiora pericula subeunda, delenimentis curarum et periculorum carendum esse. facilem adsensum Gallo sub nominibus honestis confessio vitiorum et similitudo audientium dedit. adiecerat et Tiberius non id tempus censurae nec, si quid in moribus labaret, defuturum corrigendi auctorem.' '. None
2.33. \xa0At the next session, the ex-consul, Quintus Haterius, and Octavius Fronto, a former praetor, spoke at length against the national extravagance; and it was resolved that table-plate should not be manufactured in solid gold, and that Oriental silks should no longer degrade the male sex. Fronto went further, and pressed for a statutory limit to silver, furniture, and domestics: for it was still usual for a member to precede his vote by mooting any point which he considered to be in the public interest. Asinius Gallus opposed:â\x80\x94 "With the expansion of the empire, private fortunes had also grown; nor was this new, but consot with extremely ancient custom. Wealth was one thing with the Fabricii, another with the Scipios; and all was relative to the state. When the state was poor, you had frugality and cottages: when it attained a pitch of splendour such as the present, the individual also throve. In slaves or plate or anything procured for use there was neither excess nor moderation except with reference to the means of the owner. Senators and knights had a special property qualification, not because they differed in kind from their fellow-men, but in order that those who enjoyed precedence in place, rank, and dignity should enjoy it also in the easements that make for mental peace and physical well-being. And justly so â\x80\x94 unless your distinguished men, while saddled with more responsibilities and greater dangers, were to be deprived of the relaxations compensating those responsibilities and those dangers." â\x80\x94 With his virtuously phrased confession of vice, Gallus easily carried with him that audience of congenial spirits. Tiberius, too, had added that it was not the time for a censorship, and that, if there was any loosening of the national morality, a reformer would be forthcoming. <
6.29.4. \xa0But at Rome the carnage proceeded without a break; and Pomponius Labeo, whose governorship of Moesia I\xa0mentioned earlier, opened his veins and bled to death, his example being emulated by his wife Paxaea. For these modes of dying were rendered popular by fear of the executioner and by the fact that a man legally condemned forfeited his estate and was debarred from burial; while he who passed sentence upon himself had his celerity so far rewarded that his body was interred and his will respected. The Caesar, however, in a letter addressed to the senate, explained that "it had been the custom of our ancestors, as often as they broke off a friendship, to interdict their house to the offender and to make this the close of amicable relations. To that method he had himself reverted in the case of Labeo: but Labeo, arraigned for maladministration of his province, as well as on other counts, had veiled his guilt by casting a slur upon his sovereign, while inspiring a baseless terror in his wife, who, though guilty had still stood in no danger." Then came the second impeachment of Mamercus Scaurus, distinguished by birth and by his talent as an advocate, but in life a reprobate. His fall was brought about, not by the friendship of Sejanus but by something equally potent for destruction, the hatred of Macro; who practised the same arts with superior secrecy, and had laid an information turning on the plot of a tragedy written by Scaurus; from which he appended a\xa0number of verses capable of being referred to Tiberius. The charges, however, brought by the actual accusers, Servilius and Cornelius, were adultery with Livia and addiction to magic rites. Scaurus, adopting the course worthy of the old Aemilii, forestalled his condemnation, encouraged by his wife Sextia, who was the abettor and sharer of his death. <''. None
10. None, None, nan (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Paulus (L. Aemilius) • Paulus, L. Aemilius • Paulus, Lucius Aemilius

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 274, 302; Augoustakis et al (2021) 179; Mcclellan (2019) 247, 253, 254, 260; Verhagen (2022) 274, 302

11. None, None, nan (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, M., triumph • M. Aemilius Lepidus (cos. 46)

 Found in books: Clark (2007) 183; Rutledge (2012) 221

12. None, None, nan (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Aemilius Paullus, L. • Aemilius Paullus, M. • Aemilius Paullus, M., and Persues’ royal galley

 Found in books: Rutledge (2012) 46, 67, 131; Viglietti and Gildenhard (2020) 355

13. None, None, nan (4th cent. CE - 5th cent. CE)
 Tagged with subjects: • Zosimus, Aulus Aemilius

 Found in books: Konig and Wiater (2022) 356; König and Wiater (2022) 356

14. Strabo, Geography, 1.2.3
 Tagged with subjects: • Zosimus, Aulus Aemilius

 Found in books: Konig and Wiater (2022) 173; König and Wiater (2022) 173

1.2.3. Eratosthenes says that the poet directs his whole attention to the amusement of the mind, and not at all to its instruction. In opposition to his idea, the ancients define poesy as a primitive philosophy, guiding our life from infancy, and pleasantly regulating our morals, our tastes, and our actions. The Stoics of our day affirm that the only wise man is the poet. On this account the earliest lessons which the citizens of Greece convey to their children are from the poets; certainly not alone for the purpose of amusing their minds, but for their instruction. Nay, even the professors of music, who give lessons on the harp, lyre, and pipe, lay claim to our consideration on the same account, since they say that the accomplishments which they teach are calculated to form and improve the character. It is not only among the Pythagoreans that one hears this claim supported, for Aristoxenus is of that opinion, and Homer too regarded the bards as amongst the wisest of mankind. of this number was the guardian of Clytemnestra, to whom the son of Atreus, when he set out for Troy, gave earnest charge to preserve his wife, whom Aegisthus was unable to seduce, until leading the bard to a desert island, he left him, and then The queen he led, not willing less than he, To his own mansion. Ib. iii. 272. But apart from all such considerations, Eratosthenes contradicts himself; for a little previously to the sentence which we have quoted, at the commencement of his Essay on Geography, he says, that all the ancient poets took delight in showing their knowledge of such matters. Homer inserted into his poetry all that he knew about the Ethiopians, Egypt, and Libya. of all that related to Greece and the neighbouring places he entered even too minutely into the details, describing Thisbe as abounding in doves, Haliartus, grassy, Anthedon, the far distant, Lilaea, situated on the sources of the Cephissus, and none of his epithets are without their meaning. But in pursuing this method, what object has he in view, to amuse merely, or to instruct? The latter, doubtless. Well, perhaps he has told the truth in these instances, but in what was beyond his observation both he and the other writers have indulged in all the marvels of fable. If such be the case the statement should have been, that the poets relate some things for mere amusement, others for instruction; but he affirms that they do it altogether for amusement, without any view to information; and by way of climax, inquires, What can it add to Homer's worth to be familiar with many lands, and skilled in strategy, agriculture, rhetoric, and similar information, which some persons seem desirous to make him possessed of. To seek to invest him with all this knowledge is most likely the effect of too great a zeal for his honour. Hipparchus observes, that to assert he was acquainted with every art and science, is like saying that an Attic eiresione bears pears and apples. As far as this goes, Eratosthenes, you are right enough; not so, however, when you not only deny that Homer was possessed of these vast acquirements, but represent poetry in general as a tissue of old wives' fables, where, to use your own expression, every thing thought likely to amuse is cooked up. I ask, is it of no value to the auditors of the poets to be made acquainted with the history of different countries, with strategy, agriculture, and rhetoric, and suchlike things, which the lecture generally contains."". None
15. Vergil, Aeneis, 8.301
 Tagged with subjects: • Paulus (L. Aemilius)

 Found in books: Augoustakis (2014) 302; Verhagen (2022) 302

8.301. Salve, vera Iovis proles, decus addite divis,''. None
8.301. the cavern door, and broken the big chains, ''. None

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