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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. 1853 Excerpt: ...the chariot of Dis:--"Libratur in ictum Fraxinus, et nigros illuminat obvia currus;" her chariot (Auson. Perioch. XVII. Odyss.) casts a red light over the sky: "Jam caelum roseis rutilat Tritonia bigis;" and (Claud. Gigant. 91) a similar light is cast by her Gorgon:--"Tritonia Virgo Prosilit, ostendens rutila cum Gorgone pectus." To Limbo Effulgens Et Gorgone Saeva thus understood as descriptive of the splendor of the Goddess's dress, we have an exact parallel in--" ipsique in puppibus auro Ductores longe effulgent ostroque decori." En. V. 132. It would appear from the very ancient and remarkable statue of Minerva Polias, now in the Aug'usteum of Dresden, that the battle of the Giants described by Euripides (ffecub. 466), and by the Author of Ciris (v. 29), as embroidered on the 'peplum' of Pallas, was not spread over the whole 'peplum', but confined to a 'clavus' (limbus?), stripe, or border, represented on the statue as descending down the front of the person from the waist to the feet. For a view of this very striking statue, as well as for a separate view and description of the 'clavus', stripe, or border, descending down the front of its 'peplum', see Becker, August. Dresd. Tab. IX and X. Miiller (Minerva Polias, pag. 26) informs us, if I understand him right, that there is a similar band, or stripe, on the 'pepla' of all the very ancient statues of the Minerva Polias: "lnsignis maxime clavus quidam sive limes caeteris aliquanto latior de medio corpore decurrens, qui etiam apud populos Asiae maxime decorus habebatur." Saeva is predicated not (according to Servius's second interpretation) of Pallas, but (according to his first interpretation) of the Gorgon; first, because the picture is thus more concent...
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