Perpetui tergo bovis
et lustralibus extis.
It means, the whole.—TR.]
2. Many have explained this as an allegorical
expression for one of
the great laws of nature—gravity or the attraction of the sun.
There is not the slightest probability that any such meaning is
3. A part of Mt. Ida. This place was
celebrated, in subsequent times,
for the worship of Jupiter. Several years ago, Dr. E.D. Clarke
deposited, in the vestibule of the public library in Cambridge,
England, a marble bust of Juno, taken from the ruins of this temple
of Jupiter, at the base of Mt. Ida.—FELTON
4. [In the repetition of this expression, the translator
5. Sacred, because that part of the day was appropriate
and religious worship.
6. This figure is first used in the Scriptures.
Job prays to be
weighed in an even balance, that God may know his integrity. Daniel
says to Belshazzar, “thou art weighed in the balances, and found
7. Jupiter’s declaring against the Greeks
by thunder and lightning, is
drawn (says Dacier) from truth itself. 1 Sam. ch. vii.: “And as
Samuel was offering up the burnt-offering, the Philistines drew
near to battle against Israel; but the Lord thundered on that day
upon the Philistines and discomfited them.”
8. Nothing can be more spirited than the enthusiasm
of Hector, who, in
the transport of his joy, breaks out in the following apostrophe to
his horses. He has, in imagination, already forced the Grecian
entrenchments, set the fleet in flames, and destroyed the whole
9. From this speech, it may be gathered that
women were accustomed to
loosen the horses from the chariot, on their return from battle,
and feed them; and from line 214, unless it is spurious, it seems
that the provender was sometimes mixed with wine. It is most
probable, however, that the line is not genuine.—FELTON.
Homer describes a princess so tender in her love to her husband, that she meets him on his return from every battle, and, in the joy of seeing him again, feeds his horses with bread and wine, as an acknowledgment to them for bringing him back.—DACIER.
10: These were the arms that Diomede had received from Glaucus.
11. [None daring to keep the field, and all striving
to enter the
gates together, they obstructed their own passage, and were, of
course, compelled into the narrow interval between the foss and
But there are different opinions
about the space intended. See