The Iphigenia at Aulis of Euripides

9781236214980: The Iphigenia at Aulis of Euripides

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. 1891 Excerpt: ...larut: because he is prosperous:--'just when his prosperity puts it most within his power to aid them'.--In the margin of my copy of Canter's Euripides an old hand has written against this passage (345 ff.), 'ob honores non mutandos mores'. 349. Markland cf. Andr. 688 Tout' cv tppovwv a' £ttj0ov, Ovk 6py7js x-P:v the two passages well support each other in a rare use of the verb and in its construction with an ace. of the person: in the Andr. however the TaDro means this reproof; here the Touto is most probably antecedent to tra and means about this. So in English we might say 'that is the first fault I find with you', in either of the two senses 'Iva in qua re as at v. 469' (Monk). 37 f£ex»pT(rav xaitus Cf. Dante Inf. 3, 60 'Che fece per viltate il gran rifiuto'. 368 f. 'Some men relinquish power because of undeserved unpopularity, some because they arc really in themselves incompetent'. It seems better, with Hermann, to take irlUut closely with divraroi "yeywres in the sense of 'really', 'truly'. (Cf. our use of 'fairly', 'properly' in the sense of 'thoroughly'.) If it be taken in the sense of 'rightly'--i.e. in the sense that it was quite right they should lose their power,--the men could hardly be said ixxupijcai Kclksis. The change spoken of is one from eager devotion to base inactivity, in the case of a ruler, and the notion of his being rightly or wrongly deprived of office is foreign to the matter. I think the poet must here have had Alcibiadcs in mind, and the disappointment he caused at Athens by his conduct of the expedition with which he was entrusted after his return to the city in B.C. 407. See Grote VII. 393 ff. (chapter 64). 370. 'Hunc versum respicit Eubulus Comicus ap. Athenae. XIII. 3 p. 569 A 'EXXdSot?7arye Tijs raXcu...

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