Journal of the British Archaeological Association (Volume 35)

9780217932493: Journal of the British Archaeological Association (Volume 35)

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1879 Excerpt: ... Stukeley, Itin. Cur., i, p. 12, tab. 11; Pownall, Archceologia, iii (1786), p. 96, and vi (1782), p. 395, tab. 56, etc. To return to the inscription. When I pointed /MlO out at the Congress that llhAflC. it was originally metrical //PK (no one before ever hav-// iTM ing declared it to be so), //GrVTfe I was met by the conces-// LA CVS sion that it might be so, //bJ?'B, provided we scanned the // SIBI words thus, HsQTASQ, LQcS(?n) tu(am) Ovi'no da Deiis et rSquiem, and read it as an elegiac pentameter. But the ob--, jection to this is the eli-s$a sion of the m in the first.i 1 /, i v Fig. 2.--St. Guthlac's Cross, according to Hiibner. word, before tuam. Mow if we transpose the first and last words in the first line we 1 On the contrary, the elision of m is sometimes neglected, especially by the older poets. See Ramsay's Manual of Latin Prosody, pp. 64, 113. Lond., 1859. The Dean of Ely has kindly pointed out, in reference to the scansion of the line, the following passages, which I shall proceed to remark upon, (1.) "Non Ifnlm rumores ponebat ante salutem", among the fragments of Ennius in J. Wordsworth's Fragments and Specimen of Early Latin (Oxford, 1874), p. 305. But I think we can hardly accept this as a genuine instance of m elided before a consonant. Apart from the archaic and unformed style, two emendations have been suggested,--(i), the obvious transposition, "non ponebat enim", etc.; and (ii), "JVasnum rumores",etc,by Lachmann, of which Wordsworth himself says it is "certainly very attractive, but seems to me too abrupt." Nomura is an old form of non. Enim is only found in one other place in Ennius, and there elided before a vowel. It is constantly a pyrrhic in the drama, and may possibly owe this quantity to its enclitic nature, and to its signif...

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