Id me, &c. Heinsius remarks severely upon this line, and is so far displeased with it, that he rejects the couplet entirely, as unworthy of Ovid. But whoever considers our poet's manner, and how much he delights in these and iguities and pointed turns, will see no reason for so harsh a criticism. Crispinus has very well paraphrased the passage, and so as to give as the sense clear and distinet. "Id, nempe tibi jungi, quod tibi querimoniae causam praebuisse putas, id ipsum est quod potest nos conciliare." Marriage not only joins our persons, but reconciles minds that were before at variance.
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
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.