Third Meeting

1889 Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society  
non ardentis): but L., having spoken above of the absence of wind, does not repeat it. The -whole means: " Often ere now, the story went, the hollow caverns bellowed as the earth quaked, and the yews swaying forward to the earth, upreared themselves again, and there was a blaze as of burning in the wood, tho' no fire was there, Ac." The ordinary explanation is out of place, whether fact or not. .Besides, procumbentes cannot mean " cut down," nor can Lucan mean that " while being felled (a
more » ... ing felled (a translation grammatically possible) they spring up again." viii. 797-805. I doubt here the ordinary explanation of 797 and of obrue saxa. 797 seems to mean no more than the utmost limit of earth. Mr Haskins says it is suggested by Aen. 7. 225 audiet et siquem tellus extrema refuso summouet oceano: true; and surely it means no more. Pendet is Lucan's improvement on Virgil's simpler statement: " where the earth sinks sheer in the sea." Instead of being " he is buried in something which is neither sea nor land" (a point surely out of place here), it is in immediate connexion with the following line, which puts the same fact in different words. Next as to saxa. I grant the peculiar license of Latin poets in speaking of tombs and dead bodies : saxa might mean a stone marking a tomb (and caespes below is actually = lapis). But can it here-with unus lapis so immediately following? It is better to explain it as = Oeta and Nysa. "Hide in the earth those rocks which cry aloud of Heaven's injustice! If Hercules own all Oeta, if all the ridges of Nysa lie open to the Bromian god-why has Magnus but one stone in Egypt 1" It seems possible to construe the words "whelm on him rocks" on the analogy of ruere with the ace., and the parallelism of obicis tumulum favours this. But the word never occurs in this sense. T H I R D MEETING. A T a Meeting held at Christ's College Lodge, on March 1, 1888, the President, the MASTER OF CHRIST'S, in the Chair, P. GILES, Esq., B.A., Gonville and Oaius College, was elected a member. The VICE-CHANCELLOR (Dr C. TAYLOR) read a paper on i8p<oraroi from t&parraia (axof Xey.) in the AtSaxv T<2V SwScica OITOCTTOAAIV 1. 22 (p. 2 ed. J. R. Harris), dXXd xot irtpi rovrov 8c ct^rat-l&pv TOTW -q iXaifuxrvvTi <rov tU TCU x.tipas <rov pcxpts a* yi-ais Ttvi &5s.
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