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Attic nights of Aulus Gellius

P. L. Chambers

Attic nights of Aulus Gellius

an intermediate reader and grammar review

by P. L. Chambers

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Published by University of Oklahoma Press in Norman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Latin language -- Readers

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementP. L. Chambers.
    GenreReaders.
    ContributionsGellius, Aulus.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPA2087.5 .C428 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16958638M
    ISBN 109780806139937
    LC Control Number2008027893

    The Noctes Atticae of Aulus Gellius. But what does it avail me to know that I must turn aside from the straight path in the event of such dangers to my friends, provided I commit no act of utter disgrace, unless he also informs me what he regards as utter disgrace and, once having turned from the path of rectitude, how far I ought to go? Congrediendum igitur censuit et, tamquam in acie quadam, cum voluptariis rebus cumque ista vini licentia comminus decernendum, ut adversum eas non fuga simus tuti nec absentia, sed vigore animi et constanti praesentia moderatoque usu temperantiam continentiamque tueamur et calefacto simul refotoque animo, si quid in eo vel frigidae tristitiae vel torpentis verecundiae fuerit, deluamus. Futhermore, Alyattes, king of the land of Lydia, a man of barbaric manners and luxury, when he made war on the Milesians, as Herodotus tells us in his History, had in his army and his battle-array orchestras of pipe and lyre-players, and even female flute-players, such as are the delight of wanton banqueters. In Handbuch der lateinischen Literatur. A volume of selections, with notes and vocabulary, was published by Nall London,

    This is made clear both by others and indeed by this same poet in several passages; thus: A skin his covering was, plumed with brazen scales squamis And clasped with gold. But vexare, which is derived from vehere, unquestionably implies greater force and impulse. Titled Le Mendiant the beggarit is made of bronze gilt and shows the former slave standing with one hand on the lion's mane and a begging bowl at his feet. Hosius,with bibliography. On its stand is the inscription Date obolum Androcli spare a penny for Androclus. Astarita, Maria Laura.

    Multa cum animo meo ad casum tam ancipitem medendum consultavi. Part 2, Principat. He takes shelter in a cave, which turns out to be the den of a wounded lionfrom whose paw he removes a large thorn. But they thought that particular regard should be paid to the temperament and disposition of the person whose business and command were involved: he must not be stern, hard, autocratic and implacable, as in the case of the orders of a Postumius and a Manlius. But that indeed is impossible: we all ask you not to give us less than enough ne desis.


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Attic nights of Aulus Gellius book

XANTHIPPE, the wife of the philosopher Socrates, is said to have been ill-tempered and quarrelsome to a degree, with a constant flood of feminine tantrums and annoyances day and night. Apion, who claimed to have been a spectator on this occasion, is then quoted as relating: Afterwards we used to see Androclus with the lion attached to a slender leash, making the rounds of the tabernae throughout the city; Androclus was given money, the lion was sprinkled with flowers, and everyone who met them anywhere exclaimed, "This is the lion, a man's friend; this is the man, a lion's doctor".

I, at any rate, at such a time as this do not deceive myself in believing that I have done nothing that it troubles me to remember, except for just one thing; and as to that it is not even now perfectly clear to me whether I did right or wrong.

In came the governor of the province and with him his father. For example, Section XIV. Specifically, Gellius is deeply interested in the operation of the Latin language, and frequently tackles technical questions of grammar and word choice that are frankly uninteresting for the non-specialist.

But at this Tarquin laughed all the more and said that there was now no doubt that the old woman was crazy. Therefore one who says superesse se with reference to a man whom he is defending tries to convey none of these meanings, but uses superesse in a sense that is unknown and not in use.

Holford-Strevens, Leofranc, and Amiel Vardi, eds. Classical tale[ edit ] The earliest surviving account of the episode is found in Aulus Gellius 's 2nd century Attic Nights. The legal principle involved is an unsettled question.

I myself at the present moment wish a thorough knowledge of the pontifical law; shall I therefore be taken as chief pontiff? Tarquin inquired the price; the woman demanded an immense and exorbitant sum: the king laughed her to scorn, believing her to be in her dotage.

But in the case of a debt of gratitude, he who returns it has it; and he who has it returns it by the mere fact of having it.

He who puts down her faults, makes his wife more agreeable; he who puts up with them, improves himself. They had begun to beat him, and the slave kept protesting that he did not deserve the flogging; that he was guilty of no wrong, no crime. Struck in copper and silver during the s, they picture Androcles kneeling to relieve the suffering lion.

Taurus, having just dismissed his pupils, was sitting before the door of his room, and we stood by his side conversing with him. But my action torments me with the fear that there may be something of treachery and guilt in having recommended to others, in the same case, at the same time, and in a common duty, a course for them contrary to what I thought best for myself.

Attic Nights/Book 2

Furthermore, as to ethics, the nature of the human intellect, and the origin of the virtues with their duties and limits, or on the other hand the ills caused by disease and sin, and the wasting and destruction of the soul, he stoutly maintained that absolutely no one else had investigated, understood and mastered all these more thoroughly than himself.

Finally, while the lashing still went on, he began to shout, no longer uttering complaints or shrieks and groans, but serious reproaches. Furthermore the writings of Ateius Capito inform us that the daughter of a man without residence in Italy must not be chosen, and that the daughter of one who has three children must be excused.

For a truce is not a peace — since war continues, although fighting ceases — nor is it restricted to a camp or to a few days only.

Nevertheless, I drew near and asked their price; then, attracted by their extraordinary and unexpected cheapness, I bought a large number of them for a small sum, and ran through all of them hastily in the course of the next two nights.

This is made clear both by others and indeed by this same poet in several passages; thus: A skin his covering was, plumed with brazen scales squamis And clasped with gold. Dependent on the account by Aulus Gellius, it depicts Androcles walking through a doorway with the lion on a lead at his heel.

Yet even as to that he was in doubt up to his last hour whether he deserved criticism and censure. Around the fascinations of Gellius, are strewn the fascinations of historians and lovers of things Roman and Greek.

Aulus Gellius

He attended the Pythian Games in the year[2] and resided for a considerable period in Athens. Now the good things are virtues and what partakes of them, the evil are vice and what partakes of vice, and the indifferent lie between these: wealth, health, life, death, pleasure, pain.What little is known of Aulus Gellius’s (AW-luhs JEHL-ee-uhs) life derives from his surviving work, the Noctes Atticae (c.

c.e.; Attic Nights, ).Gellius spent most of his life in Rome. Aulus Gellius was a Latin author and grammarian, who was probably born and certainly brought up in Rome. He was educated in Athens, after which he returned to Rome.

He is famous for his Attic Nights, a commonplace book, or compilation of notes on grammar, philosophy. Aulus Gellius (ca. AD – after AD), was a Latin author and grammarian, who was probably born and certainly brought up in atlasbowling.com was educated in Athens, after which he returned to Rome, where he held a judicial atlasbowling.com is famous for his Attic Nights, a commonplace book, or compilation of notes on grammar, philosophy, history, antiquarianism and other subjects, preserving fragments.

Aulus Gellius: see Gellius, Aulus Gellius, Aulus, fl. 2d cent., Roman writer. He was a lawyer who spent at least a year in Athens and wrote Noctes Atticae [Attic nights], a collection of discussions of law, antiquities, and sundry other subjects in 20 books (of which 19 and a fraction survive).

Click the link for more information. Aulus Gellius (ca. — CE) is known almost wholly from his Noctes Atticae, 'Attic Nights', so called because it was begun during the nights of an Attic winter. The work collects in twenty books (of Book VIII only the index is extant) interesting notes covering philosophy, history, biography, all sorts of antiquities, points of law, literary criticism, and lexicographic matters Brand: Harvard.

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