A Commentary on Book 4 of Valerius Flaccus' by Paul Murgatroyd

By Paul Murgatroyd

This quantity involves an creation, the textual content of publication four of Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica, statement, bibliography and index. despite the fact that, it isn't a customary philological observation. even though it comprises textual feedback (but in basic terms the place that means and appreciation are considerably affected) and rationalization of feel and references (a important foundation for severe analysis), certainly there's literary appreciation of Valerius' fourth ebook, which may also help to lead to a revaluation of this principally overlooked and unfortunately underestimated writer. The e-book indicators readers to big points of Valerius' hugely highbrow poetry, resembling wit, humor, splendor, aspect, subtlety, narrative ability, and inventive engagement with forerunners, specifically Apollonius of Rhodes and Virgil.

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The section is neatly structured. It breaks down into three sub-sections (–; –; –), and the longer inner core (dominated by the minor god Hylas, who tries to comfort Hercules) is framed by two passages of just over  verses each (in which the supreme god Jupiter is prominent, also acting in Hercules’ interest, after exchanges with other deities). , the hero dreams after falling asleep in , and the water and foliage at  f. pick up ) and forwards (the sorrow and tears in  f. ).

Ieiuni serpentis honos).  It appears that Hylas suddenly fears that he has been too positive about his changed circumstances at  f. and now brings himself up short with a single, end-stopped line of regret, moving from honor to dolor with emotional repetition and vehement alliteration. Again this is both touching and rather amusing. So too the (unique and striking) expression dulces . . pharetrae (of the quiver carried by Hylas as Hercules’ squire: cf. ) has its quaintly comical side. e.

VF ), his hic tibi certa domus in  and hic mihi magna domus in  (cf. VF ), his surge age in  (cf. VF ), Juno as the enemy in  (cf. VF ) and the honorem for the river god (cf. VF ). ). It is just possible that here VF also has an eye to Creusa’s appearance and speech to Aeneas at Virg. Aen.  ff. ).  commentary  ecce is used to introduce a new event (usually sudden and surprising), character and (especially in epic) part of a narrative: see Servius on Aen.  hac particula utimur quotiens repentinum aliquid volumus indicare, Austin on Aen.

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