Was Virgil a Consistent Epicurean?

University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1925 - 90 Seiten
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Seite 20 - Namque canebat, uti magnum per inane coacta semina terrarumque animaeque marisque fuissent, et liquidi simul ignis ; ut his exordia primis omnia et ipse tener mundi concreverit orbis...
Seite 26 - Esse apibus partem divinae mentis, et haustus 220 Aetherios dixere. Deum namque ire per omnes Terrasque, tractusque maris, caelumque profundum Hinc pecudes, armenta, vi'ros, genus omne ferarum Quemque sibi tenues nascentem arcessere vitas ; Scilicet hue reddi deinde ac resoluta referri 225 Omnia ; nee morti esse locum, sed viva volare Sideris in numerum, atque alto succedere caelo.
Seite 22 - Me vero primum dulces ante omnia Musae, 475 quarum sacra fero ingenti percussus amore, accipiant, caelique vias et sidera monstrent, defectus solis varios lunaeque labores; unde tremor terris, qua vi maria alta tumescant obicibus ruptis rursusque in se ipsa residant, 480 quid tantum Oceano properent se tinguere soles hiberni, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet.
Seite 10 - Stoic basis on which the theory is founded, and by tracing the history of the development of the theory, of its introduction at Rome, and of its subsequent influence on Roman stylistic theories. There were perhaps three considerations which had weight with the Stoics in the formulation of their theory of style. (1) Their belief that to speak well was to speak the truth.1 (2) Their conception that the function of an orator was merely 'Anon. Proleg?, ad Hermog. Rhet. Gr. VII.,8, W: »' STUHKOI Se то...
Seite 11 - Given now an orator whose function is to speak the truth, to teach, and to use language that is in harmony with nature, it is easy to formulate a theory of style, the virtues of which shall be (1) pure and unperverted speech, (2) clearness, (3) precision, (4) conciseness, (5) appropriateness, (6) freedom from all artificial ornamentation.
Seite 42 - ... who is utterly fearless with respect to death, and who has properly contemplated the end of nature, and who comprehends that the chief good is easily perfected and easily provided; and the greatest evil lasts but a short period, and causes but brief pain? And who has no belief in necessity, which is set up by some as the mistress of all things, but he refers some things to fortune, some to ourselves, because necessity is an irresponsible power, and because he sees that fortune is unstable, while...
Seite 34 - Daunius héros concurrunt clipeis ; ingens fragor aethera complet. 725 luppiter ipse duas aequato examine lances sustinet et fata imponit diversa duorum, quern damnet labor et quo vergat pondere letum.
Seite 7 - Zeus is the one primary Being, who has engendered, and again absorbs into himself, all things and all Gods. He is the universe as a unity, the primary fire, the ether, the spirit of the world, the universal reason, the general hiw or destiny.1 All other Gods, as being parts of the world, are only parts and manifestations of Zeus — only special names of the one God who has many names...
Seite 22 - Omne adeo genus in terris hominumque ferarumque, Et genus aequoreum, pecudes, pictaeque volucres, In furias ignemque ruunt : amor omnibus idem.
Seite 10 - This conception was an outgrowth of the Stoic doctrine of атгаоыа; they held that it was unworthy of an orator to cloud the reason of his audience by playing upon the emotions in any way. (3) There was the general Stoic principle that anything to be ideal, whether speech or conduct, must be in harmony with nature. Given now an orator whose function is to speak the truth, to teach, and to use language that is in harmony with nature, it is easy to formulate a theory of style, the virtues of...

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