Sentis, as we should say, ‘whose senses are alive to.’ These supernatural facts were as open to Helenus as the common facts of sense to ordinary men. The enumeration ‘tripodas, Clarii laurus’ may remind us of v. 91 above, as the passage generally resembles 10. 174 foll. Here, as there, astrology is made part of divination —a notion much later than the Homeric times. Apollo is called “Clarius” from his temple at Claros near Colophon, where oracles were given as late as the time of Germanicus, who is said to have received there an ambiguous presage of the fate awaiting him (Tac. A. 2. 54). ‘Clari,’ the reading of Pal., Med. a m. pr., &c., would be unmetrical. ‘Laurus’ Med. a m. pr., Pal., ‘lauros’ Med. a m. s. &c. See on E. 6. 83.
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.