The Alcestis of Euripides

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Ginn & Company, 1898 - Alcestis (Greek mythology) - 178 pages

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Page 127 - Nempe hanc regulam plerumque in senariis observabant Tragici, ut, si voce, quae Creticum pedem efficeret, terminaretur versus, eamque vocem hypermonosyllabon praecederet, quintus pes iambus vel tribrachys esse deberet.
Page xxiv - Silène setzte er aus dem eigenen Kreise des gewöhnlichen Alltagslebens die fadesten Personen, mit denen er einen tragischen Charakter umgab, in Berührung und Wechselwirkung brachte. Das Wesentliche dieser neuen Gattung nun wurde der Conflict eines tragischen Charakters mit der P hilistcrwel t d«r Gegenwart; der Gegensatz einer ideale n Weltanschauung zu der kahlen, nüchternen Prosa des wirklichen Lebens.
Page 124 - The imperfect qv may express a fact which is just recoginized as such by the speaker or writer, having previously been denied, overlooked, or not understood."(13) I call this use of r)v "dialecti cal imperfect".
Page xxvii - We are disposed to allow a reasonable latitude to the poetic fancy. But when we consider that these contradictions relate to the fundamental conception of the plot, and that they are all massed within a single passage of fifty-three lines, — a passage abounding in other infelicities, which have...
Page xxiv - aus dem eigenen Kreise" -des gewöhnlichen Alltagslebens „die fadesten Personen", mit denen er einen tragischen Charakter umgab und in Berührung und Wechselwirkung brachte. Das Wesentliche dieser neuen Gattung nun wurde der Conflict eines tragischen Charakters m it der Philisterwelt der Gegenwart; der Gegensatz einer idealen Weltanschauung zu der kahlen nüchternen Prosa des wirklichen Lebens.
Page 100 - ... who realised God more in deviations from, than in manifestations of, law and order. Were her plays ever performed ? To this question no certain answer can be given, since no record has yet been found of their performance, and the best critics are at variance on the subject. But judging from analogy, there seems to be no reason why they should not have been. We know that as early as the fifth and sixth centuries the monks played Terence, probably on some fete-day, or before their scholars as a...
Page xxxvi - ... ist. mafslos verwüstet ist, unterscheiden" 5 ) und das ursprüngliche erkennen lehren, die andern stücke hat P nicht aus der gemeinsamen vorlage abgeschrieben, sondern sich einen text zurecht gemacht, teils aus dieser vorlage, teils aus einer nicht bedeutenden handschrift von der sippe VB etwa, das mischungsverhältnis ist verschieden; in den drei ersten stücken und Andromache folgt er mehr dem vulgären, in Rhesos und Alkestis stimmt er mehr zu C: es leuchtet ein, dafs P für diese dramen...
Page 144 - The use of the verb vn-epoAyco) with a genitive, ' to grieve for or because of a thing,' is attested by the Greek lexicons from Stephanus down. It is curious, however, that only four passages are cited as examples of this usage (all from poetry) until we come down to late writers. These passages are : the one from the Alcestis quoted above; Hippol. 260, r^crS* \nrtpa\yui: Antigone 630, a/jrarrfi At^e'iuv vTrtpaXyuiv : Aristoph.
Page 177 - Seymour's Homeric Vocabulary 75 Seymour's Selected Odes of Pindar 1.40 Sidgwick's Greek Prose Composition 1.50 Tarbell's Philippics of Demosthenes i.oo Tyler's Selections from Greek Lyric Poets i.oo White's Beginner's Greek Book 1.50 White's First Greek Book 1.25 White's First Lessons 1.20 White's Oedipus Tyrannus of Sophocles 1.12 White's Passages for Translation at Sight, Part IV 80 White and Morgan's...
Page 103 - But this had nothing to do with the third day of the month, nor does such a custom seem to have existed. The reviewer of Monk in the Quarterly thinks that the appointed day for the death of Alcestis was the first of the month. The scholiast's paraphrase . . . makes /xiji-is idle.

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