Three Tragedies of Seneca: Hercules Furens, Troades, Medea

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Page 165 - Gleaming upon the ground, and, having kissed His darling son and tossed him up in play, Prayed thus to Jove and all the gods of heaven: "O Jupiter and all ye deities, Vouchsafe that this my son may yet become Among the Trojans eminent like me, And nobly rule in Ilium. May they say, 'This man is greater than his father was!' When they behold him from the battlefield Bring back the bloody spoil of the slain foe, That so his mother may be glad at heart.
Page 223 - LATIN CLASSICS PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JAMES C. EGBERT PROFESSOR OF LATIN IN COLUMBIA UNIvERSITY FOR THE YOUNGER STUDENTS IN COLLEGE CLASSES Although great progress has been made during recent years in the scholarly editing of Latin texts, the result has been books too cumbersome and expensive for the younger students. Not finding helpful information in the elaborate introduction with its extensive data as to usages, quotations, and references, the student naturally turns to translations...
Page 119 - And each of us received his heritage. The lots were shaken ; and to me it fell To dwell forever in the hoary deep, And Pluto took the gloomy realm of night, And, lastly, Jupiter the ample heaven •
Page 143 - Ter sunt conati imponere Pelio Ossam scilicet, atque Ossae frondosum involvere Olympum; ter pater exstructos disiecit fulmine montes.
Page 206 - This passage would be still more remarkable if we could suppose that Seneca meant by it anything more than a vague reference to some ideal Atlantis, such as Plato had described. One fanciful critic long ago suggested that the Spaniard Seneca is here foretelling the discovery of America by his countrymen under Christopher Columbus...
Page 212 - I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also.
Page 151 - For I was father of the bravest sons In all wide Troy, and none are left me now. Fifty were with me when the men of Greece Arrived upon our coast ; nineteen of these Owned the same mother and the rest were born Within my palaces. Remorseless Mars Already had laid lifeless most of these, And Hector, whom I cherished most, whose arm Defended both our city and ourselves, Him didst thou lately slay while combating For his dear country. For his sake I come To the Greek fleet, and...
Page 15 - De providentia; 2. De constantia sapientis; 3-5. De ira; 6. De consolatione ad Marciam; 7. De vita beata; 8. De otio; 9. De tranquillitate animi; 10. De brevitate vitae; 11. De consolatione ad Polybium; 12.
Page 134 - Sceptra situ; sublime caput maestissima nubes Asperat et dirae riget inclementia formae ; Terrorem dolor augebat. Tune talia celso Ore tonat (tremefacta silent dicente tyranno Atria: latratum triplicem compescuit ingens...
Page 116 - NUNTIUS. Periere cuncta ! Concidit regni status ! Nata atque genitor cinere permixto iacent. 880 CHOR. Qua fraude capti ? NUNT. Qua solent reges capi : donis. CHOR. In illis esse quis potuit dolus ? NUNT. Et ipse miror vixque iam facto malo potuisse fieri credo. CHOR. Quis cladis modus? NUNT. Avidus per omnem regiae partem furit 885 ut iussus ignis : iam domus tota occidit, urbi timetur.

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