The Frogs

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Clarendon Press, 1892 - 139 pages

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Page 51 - moustachioed heroes of bugle and lance,' and 'grinning brigands of the pine-tree springe.' This alludes to a torture invented by the bandit Sinnis, ' Qui poterat curvare trabes, et agebat ab alto | ad terram late sparsuras corpora pinus' Ov. Met. 7. 441. The bent tree flew back when released and tore the victim in two.
Page 13 - aut Spartani | sanguine coniugii ; nullis aconita propinquis | miscuit ; in scena nunquam cantavit Orestes ; | Troica non scripsit.
Page 17 - The mysteries connected with the celebration of the Anthesteria were held at night in the ancient temple

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