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foane Cornicini, sive hic recto cantaverat ære.
Signate tabulæ : dictum - Feliciter!” Ingens dai 120 Cæna sedet: gremio jacuit nova nupta mariti.
O proceres, censore opus est an haruspice nobis ?
Segmenta ét longos habitus et flamea sumit, 125 Arcano qui sacra ferens nutantia loro
* A descendant of the Gracchi.' cf. the course of nature.' see F. 143. iv. 2. 24. PR. Of this horrible transaction no 45. 115. vi. 286. 645. &c. R. contemporary writer speaks: Nero, how- 123. Such prodigies occur constantly ever, had set the example ; (Tac. An. in Livy. xv. 38.) and royalty is never at a loss for 124. • Fringes' or 'flounces.' V. Max. imitators. vi. 616. G.
v. 2. FA. Ov. A. A. üïi, 169, PR, cf. vi. 118. • To a horn-blower, or else to a 89. R. trumpeter.' Tuba directi eris, cornna The matrons wore 'a long Aowing flexi; Ov. M. i. 98. The Romans used gown' stola, with a train' syrma. M. only wind-instruments in their army. M. R. G. • The clarion' lituus belonged to the Virgins on their wedding-day wore a cavalry. Hor. II Od. i. 17 sq. Schol. on light flame.coloured hood, that ihe specI Od. i. 23.
talors might confound the glow shed over 119.• The marriage-writings are signed the cheek by the tint of the veil, with the and sealed. “We wish you joy!” is suffusion of modesty: G. Mart. XI. the general exclamation." Understand lxxviii, 3. PR. vi. 225. X. 334. timidum cedant hæ nuptiæ. PR. Felix hoc; alium nuptæ leviter tectura pudorem lutea dedesine velle virum. LU. Suet. Dom. 13. missos velarunt flumea vultus; Luc. ii.
120. A sumptuous banquet is set out.' 360 sq. From the bride's being envei. 96. Ov. Tr. ii. 481. HO. M. or. An loped in this veil, she was said nubere immense supper.party sits down to table.' viro. R. See notes on 134 and 137. BRI. cf. 34. v. 82. R.
125. Ov. F. iii. 259 sqq. PR. Nost • The bride' i. e. Gracchus; the of the Commentators by sacra underbridegroom' i. e. the trumpeter. LU. stand ancilia. The epithet urcano may cf. Tac. An. xi. 27. Ov. Am. I. iv. then refer either to ignorance as 5. R.
the genuine shield, or to the strap on 121. Proceres; see Pers. i. 52. PR. the inside by which the shields were susThere is a bitter sarcasm in this appeal pended ; and nutantia to the swinging of to the patricians,' who were themselves the shields to and fro, as the priests leaped deeply implicated in many of these dis- and danced. FA. It would seem more gusting proceedings. GR.
natural to understand simulacra with sacra, • Do we need a censor to correct such supposing twelve of the Salii 10 have · enormities? or rather a soothsayer to borne the ancilia, and the other twelve expiate such portentous prodigies?' VS. priests to have carried images of the gods, vi. 549 sqq. PR. There were two censors, which, by means of a concealed thong, who had the power to degrade citizens were made to nod their heads in answer from their several ranks and to expel to the acclamations and plaudits of the senators from the house. They were surrounding multitude. Thus the image formerly so strict as to be formidable even of Venus, which was borne in procession to their colleagues. M. See 2. HR. at the Circensian games, annuit et motu
It was the office of the soothsayer, signa secunda dedit; Ov. Am. III. ii. when any prodigy occurred, to ascertain 58. M. A similar trick is said to have and prescribe the expiation which the been played off some few years ago by gods required. M.
the priests in Portugal, with an image of An; Ov. F. ii. 394. H.
the Virgin, to confirm Don Miguel's right 122. Monstrum is any thing out of to the throne.
Sudavit álypéis a life
Sudavit clypeis åneilibus. O pater Urbis,
Nec quereris patri? Vade ergo et cede severi's
Jugeribus campi, quem negligis! «Officium cras
Prino sole míhimpéragendum in valle Quirini,” sellers in
126. The Salii were priests of Mars, See 117. R.
Cede for discede. FA. iii. 29. Virg. Æ.
vi. 460. M. Make room for some other
cut around ;' Ov. F. m. 377 sq. or from put for • Rome,' and is called severus
impunity of crime as contrasted with the
Mart. X. xxx. 2. GR. M.
(Suet. Claud. 26.) is here understood.
134. • Cannot you guess ? a gentle-
129. Is consigned over.' Mart. XI. bride, ducere to the bridegroom. Ixxviii. 11. GR. cf. Suet. Ner. 29. FA. GR. 117. i. 62. 78. R. See 124 and 137.
135 Nec multos adhibet.” Liceat modo vivere ; fient,
Fient ista palam, cupient et in açta referri.
Sed melius, quod nil animis in corpora juris
Turgida non prodest condita pyxide Lyde
Vicit et hoc monstrum tunicati fuscina Gracchi,
135. • There will be but a small party arcet. A goat, the emblem of fecunto witness the ceremony :' because the dity, being sacrificed, those who officiated Scatinian law was still in being. LU. put on the skin of the victim and ran Pontice, si qua facis, sine teste facis, sine about with either a thong of the skin or a turba ; non adhibes multos: Pontice, wand in their hands, with which they cautus homo es; Mart. VII.c. 3 sq. GRÆ. struck the palms of the women who threw
• If it please the gods to spare our themselves in their way to have the benefit lives.' PR.
of the charm. Excipe fecundæ patienter 136. The repetition of the word fient verbera derire; Ov. F. ii. 427 &c. LU. adds force to the prediction. Instances Ille caprum mactat : jussæ sua terga of this kind occur constantly in the Greek maritæ pellibus exsectis percutienda dabant; orators,
445 sq. Shakspeare alludes to it: Salvian, who wrote in the fifth century, “Forget not in your speed To touch speaking of this dedecoris scelerisque con. Calphurnia; for ons elders say, The sortium, as he calls it, says that it spread barren touched in this holy chase, Shake all over the city, and though the act off their sterile curse;" J. Cæs. I. ii. M. itself was not common to all, yet the This superstitious practice was one of approbation of it was. M.
the last Pagan ceremonies that was aban. Acta“ the public registers.' FA. cf. ix. doned, and excited the indignation of 84. R. LI. on Tac. An. v. 4.
many Christian writers. It was finally 137. Nubentibus . these male brides.' abolished by Gelasius; in whose time
138. Such was the complaint of Eu- nobiles ipsi currebant; et matrone nudato tropius: generis pro sors durissima nostri! corpore vapulabant. G. The festival, fæmina cum senuit, retinet connubia which took place in February, was propartu, urorisque decus matris reverentia bably introduced into Italy by Evander : pensat: nos Lucina fugit, nec pignore cf. Virg. Æn. viii. 343 sq. The grove : nitimur ullo; Claud. in Eut. i. 71 sqq. there described, which was also the spot F.4. Children constitu a bond of los where Romulus and Remus were afterand sterility was a frequent cause of di- wards found, was fixed upon by the Rovorce. PR. vi. 142 sqq. R.
mans for the site of Pan's temple. PR. 139. • It is just as well that nature 143. See the notes on viii. 192 sqq. and prohibits the fulfilment of such extrava- 199 sqq. R. Has outdone. This may gant wishes.' BRI.
be an instance of that spirit of aggravation
142. The festival of the Lupercalia nobility with the utmost horror. G.
145 Et Capitolinis generosior et Marcellis
Et Catulis Paullique minoribus et Fabiis et
9th lipstick Admoveas, cujus tunc munere retia misit.
ka Esse aliquid Manes et subterranea regna 150 Eť contum et Stygio ranas in gurgite nigras
Atque una transire vadum tot millia cymba,
The centre of the amphitheatre was navita Porthmeus subficiet simulacra virúm strewed with sand,' to hide the blood traducere cymba : classe opus est; Petron. which was spilt. PR.
Sat. 121 extr. Prop. Ill. v. 39 sqq. 115. (1) 'M. Manlius surnamed Ca. Lucr. iii. 991 sqq. Pythagoras in Ov. pitolinus from his defence of the capitol Met. xv. 153 sqq. &c.) but suppose them against the Gauls. (2) M. Claudius true, how would the shades of our ancient Marcellus the captor of Syracuse. (3) heroes be horrified at the appearance of Q. Lutatius Catulus who gained the naval such scandalous wretches among them!' victory off the Ægates. (4) L. Æmilius Sunt aliquid manes; letum non omnia Paullus the conqueror of Macedonia. finit; Prop. IV. vii. 1. Ov. Met. vi. (5) Q. Fabius Maximus surnamed Cunc- 543. Hom. Il. Y 103. R. tator, who kept Hannibal in constant 150. Ipse (Charon) ratem conto subcheck by his cautious moves. LU. igit, et ferruginea subvectat corpora
• More noble;' vi. 124. vii. 191, viii. cymba; Virg. Æ. vi. 302 sq. VS. One 30. 224. R.
ms. has cantum; if this be the true read146. Minores; i. 148. R. Perhaps ing, cantum et ranus is equivalent to the two sons of Paullus, one of whom cantum ranarum: cf. Arist. R. 205 sqq. was adopted into the family of the R. The text would then better suit the Scipios, the other into that of the Fabii common interpretation of the whole pasMaximi.
sage. 147. The front' or lowest row of seats Stygia palus ; Virg. Æ. vi. 323 sq. PR. was reserved for senators« Suet. Aug. 44. G. iv. 480. M. Turbidus hic cæno vasLU. The podium was the projecting taque voragine gurges æstuat; Æ. vi. part of the partition which divided the 296 sq. [gurges and vadum are opposed, seats from the arena. Between this, and Livy xxii, 6, 6. ED.] the first row on which the senators sat, 151. Cf. Virg. Il. cc. Φησί γούν και there was probably just space enough πορθμεύς μή διαρκίσαι αυτούς τότε το left for the chairs of the curule magis. σκάφος, αλλά σχεδίας διαπηξαμένους trates, &c. LI.
τους πολλούς αυτών διαπλεύσαιLuc. . • A parrow slip.' G. Modiór Herod. Dial. Mort. xii. 5. R. · viji. 31.
Juvenal describes the world of spirits • You may even add the personage as peopled by the figments of the poets; himselt,' i. e. the prætor ; of, rather, the circumstances he has not invented, • the emperor' Nero or Domitian. PR. but selected; and it does not follow, that, See note on i. 97.
because he believed in a future state, he 148. • The person at whose expense therefore gave credit to such absurdities. the games were exhibited' was called We may attribute the sketch he has given munerarius. GR.
to his satirical turn, which he could not 149. The poet now proceeds to attribute forbear indulging to the disparagement all this gross and degrading profligacy to of his argument. Virgil, to whom our scepticism and infidelity; to the disbelief author is here plainly alluding, does not of a future state of rewards and punish- give a very dignified narrative of his ments, and, consequently, of the moral hero's passage over the Styx: Æ. vi. government of the universe. LU. PR. M. 411–416. Such puerilities excite our G. But PYE and R. take the sense to be pity; especially when we think how in• The absurd stories of the infernal regions comparably sublime is the description of are now hardly credited in the nursery; the state of reprobation, in Holy Writ, as (cf. xiii. 151 sqq. Arist. R. 181 sqq. vix a place“ where the worm dieth not and
pueri credunt, nisi qui nondum ære lavantur. moswan Sed tu vera puta. ' Curius quid sentit et ambo
Scipiadæ, quid Fabricius manesque Camilli,
Tot bellorum animæ, quotieş hinc talis ad illos
the fire is not quenched :” St Mark ix. · Legion ;' see iii. 132.
Eye hath not seen, his fourth and greatest victory, defeating por ear heard, neither have entered into two consular armies, and slaying 40,000 the heart of man, the things which God of the Romans, including Emilius Paullus hath prepared for them that love him." one of the consuls, and so many of the 1 Cor. ii. 9. G.
equestrian order, that three bushels of 152. The common people, when they gold rings were sent to Carthage in token went to a bath, paid the bath-keeper of the victory. PR. a brass coin, in value about a halfpenny. 156. Illustres bellis animæ ; Lucan, vi. 446. Hor. I S. ii. 137. M. Children, Phars. VS, bellorum for bellicæ, as animæ under four years old, were either not servientium; Tac. H. iv. 32. for serviles. taken to the baths, or, if they were, » paid cf. πολλάς έφθίμους ψυχάς ηρώων: Ηom. nothing. VS. Mart. III. xxx. 4. XIV. II. A 3. R. Virg. Æ. vi. 660. Juvenal clxii. Seneca calls the bath quadran- adduces these patriots, both as instances taria res; Ep. 86 m. Ope ms. has nec of the belief in a future state, the greatest senes credunt, nec qui &c. R.
safeguard of integrity and incentive to 153. But be thou persuaded that valour; and as examples of the untading these things are true.' The language is happiness in store for those who faithfully too emphatic for a mere supposition. G. discharge their duties as men and citizens. See R. on 149.
157. • To be purified from the con154. For Scipioniadæ, LU. and that tamination of its very presence, if they for Scipiones. Sil. vii. 107. As Mem- could get the requisite articles. PR. M. miaules for Memmius; Lucr. i. 27. R. 158.• The fumes of suiphur thrown on geminos, duo fulmina belli, Scipiadas, a lighted torch of the unctuous pine. M. cladem Libyæ; Virg. Æ. vi. 843 sq. PR. Plin. H. N. xxxv. 15. PR. lustralem Africanus Major, who conquered' Han- sic rite facem, cui lumen odorum sula nibal, and Africanus Minor, who rased phure cæruleo nigroque bitumine fumat, Numantia and Carthage. M.
circum membra rotat doctus purganda C. Luscinius Fabricius, the conqueror sacerdos, rore pio spargens et dira fuganof Pyrrhus. V. Max. iv. 3, 6. PR. tibus herbis numina, purificumque Jovem Virg. Æ. vi. 845.
Triviamque precatus, trans caput aversis M. Furius Camillus, five times dicta. manibus jaculatur in austrum secum rap. tor, saved the city from the Gauls, and turas cantata piucula tadas; Claud. was styled ' a second Romulus.' PR. VI. Cons. Hon. 324 sqq. Ov. M. vij. He was the first citizen, who was 261. F. iv. 739 sq. A. A. ii. 329 sq. honoured with an equestrian statue in Tib. I. v. 11. ii. 61. Prop. IV. vii. the forum. M.
83 sqq. Hom. Od. X 481. GR. ó péyes 155. The Fabii, who had taken the δάδα καιομένην έχων περιήγνισέ με, ίνα μη Veian war upon themselves, were cut of βλαστοίμην υπό των φαντασμάτων Luc. by the enemy at the Cremera, in Tus. Nec. 9 & 7. R. cany, to the number of three hundred 'A branch of bay dipped in water' and six. The clan would thereby have was also used to sprinkle the parties who become extinct, but for one boy who was were to be purified. Plin. H. N. xv. 30. left at home. Liv. ii. 48 sqq. Ov. F. ii. PR. 193 sqq. PR. Virg. Æ. vi. 846. M. Lauro sparguntur ab uda; Ov. F. Dionys, ix. 22. Sil. vii. 40 sqq. R. v. 677. R.