previous next

[51] Forma vigorque animi. This distich Heinsius thinks misplaced, and that it ought not to come in till after the ninetieth verse: “Regius agnoscor per rata signa puer.

The remark will, I believe, be allowed to be just by all who consider, with any degree of attention, these two passages.

Quamvis de plebe videbar. Paris, as we before hinted, had been bred among shepherds: for Priam, hearing the interpretation given by the soothsayers to hecuba's dream, commanded the child, as soon as born, to be exposed upon mount Ida: but the persons whom he had employed for that purpose, being charmed with the beauty of the infant, privately took care of him; and he long passed for the son of one of the shepherds.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: