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Virgil, Aeneid viii. 215–18—and its ‘echoes’

  • A. Y. Campbell (a1)


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1 Similarly Val. Fl. iv. 71 f. (repercussion of the clamores of Prometheus) ‘congeminant amnes rupesque fragorem Caucaseae.

2 Naturally Taurea can perceive ‘that he is within earshot of the enemy’; but to make him thereupon perceive that he is uttering a challenge is to make the challenge seem unnaturally automatic; and clamare could hardly do duty for clamare posse.

3 A decent modicum of ignorance is in these matters not so much a help as a necessity. Those who already ‘know all the answers’ are thereby precluded from solving the problems. The basis of this whole note was merely a couple of careful bets.

Virgil, Aeneid viii. 215–18—and its ‘echoes’

  • A. Y. Campbell (a1)


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