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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... the sayings of Publius Syrus, which are fragments of his Mimes. The most celebrated writers in this kind were the last named ...Read MoreThis 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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... the sayings of Publius Syrus, which are fragments of his Mimes. The most celebrated writers in this kind were the last named author, Laberius, and Matius. In the time of Horace, the Mimes had relapsed into the mere buffoonery from which these writers, who acted in, as well as composed, these productions, had raised them. From these burlesque representations, preserved throughout all the vicissitudes of the Roman empire, sprang the Commedia deW Arte of the Italians. The Sannio of the Mimes, with his head shaved, his face bedaubed with soot, and partycoloured garments, is the Zanni of those Italian comedies, so much in vogue in the sixteenth century; reproduced in France as the Arlequin, or intriguing servant; and known to ourselves as the magician whose wand still conjures before us new scenes, and fresh transformations, every Christmas. SPURIOUS ODES. In 1778, Villoison published, in the Supplement to his remarks on the Pastorals of Longus, two odes of Horace, which he had received from M. Genet, secretary to Monsieur, the brother of the French King. They were said to have been discovered at Rome in a MS. of Horace by Caspar Pallavicir i. Villoison adds nothing farther on the subject. No other traces of this pretended discovery appear, except in an edition of Horace, the title of which iS given as follows by Mitscherlich: --," Q. Horat'u Flacci Opera omnia, prius ad exemplar Bentleii excusa, nunc insert'is duobus Codd. novissume repertis audit, addita quoque de harum Odarum inventionc epistola prindpis PaU lavicini." This edition has neither date nor place of printing expressed. It is said, however, by Mitscherlich, to have been published at Prague in 1760, under the care of Prince Furstenberg. Jani, in his edition of Horace, speaks of the odes...Read Less
New. pp. 299. Lang: -Latin, Pages 299, It is the reproduction of the original edition published long back in black & white format . Hardcover with sewing binding with glossy laminated multi-Colour Dust Cover, Printed on high quality Paper, professionally processed without changing its contents. We found this book important for the readers who want to know about our old treasure so we brought it back to the shelves. Print on Demand.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.