previous next

cumulum . . . cladis, ‘for crown of sorrow, Caphareus.’ The corresponding Greek metaphor is from the copingstone of a wall, Eur. Tro.489, “θριγκὸς ἀθλίων κακῶν”. The Greek fleet was wrecked on the promontory of Caphareus, S. E. of Euboea. Cf. Virg. Aen.XI. 260, Euboicae cautes ultorque Caphareus. For the Greek acc. see R. § 160.

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 References (2 total)
  • Commentary references from this page (2):
    • Euripides, Trojan Women, 489
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 11.260
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: