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the Athenians, was sent by Ageus to encounter the Marathonian bull, by which he was slain. His death was avenged, and the Athenians were compelled to send yearly seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the Minotaur. The first two scenes described are at Athens: first the death of Androgeos, then the drawing of lots to determine the victims to be sent, then Pasiphaë, and finally the Labyrinth, with Theseus and Ariadne; all sculptured on the temple. (See Fig. 115.)

21. Cecropidae: Cecrops was the fabulous founder of Athens.
22. ductis (ablative absolute).

23. contra, i.e. on the other door. — mari (abl. of separation).

24. crudelis amor, see Ecl. vi. 46, note: the madness of Pasiphaë was inflicted on her by Venus, as a punishment for revealing her intrigue with Mars.

55. biformis, half man and half bull.

27. labor ille, the Labyrinth, which it was Dædalus's "task" to build as a place of confinement for the monster. error, wanderings, in its original sense.

28. magnum reginae amorem, the great love of the princess, i.e. that of Ariadne for Theseus.

29. ipse resolvit: the builder of the labyrinth taught the princess how to unravel its mystery by the guiding clue of thread. — dolos ambagesque (hendiadys), deceitful windings.

30. caeca, dark, i.e. uncertain.

31. sineret dolor, would grief permit (hort. subj., § 310, b; cf. G. 594, 4; H. 484).

32. casus effingere, i.e. to represent Icarus' flight and falling into the Icarian sea, to which he gave his name. (See Fig. 116.)

33. omnia (two syllables).

34. perlegerent, would have continued to peruse (§ 308, a; G. 599, R.1; H. 510, N.2).

35. sacerdos: the Sibyl is priestess of Apollo, god of augury, and of Trivia or Hecate, goddess of the shades.

38. intacto, untouched by the yoke.

39. praestiterit (§ 311, a; G. 250; H. 485, N.').

40. morantur, delay [to execute] the required rites.

42. antrum: there is now shown at Cumæ, as the cave of the Sibyl, a series of passages cut in the rock (aditus centum). The real cave was destroyed by the Goths (A.D. 553) after a desperate defence against Narses. 43. aditus centum, apparently a hundred passages from the hall of the outer temple to the cave.

45. virgo: the Sibyl is already in the cavern. - poscere, etc., it is time to seek the oracles from Apollo (§ 270, b; G. 429, R.3; H. 538).

6. semina, i.e. as the fire is struck with flint and steel, the elements of fire seem to be in the flint.

8. rapit, scour for fuel or game. ($292, R.; G. 667, R.'; H. 549, 5).

inventa, etc., find and shr

9. arces, i.e. the temple of Apollo is on a hill, its secret shrine (adytum) being the cave of the Sibyl.

10. horrendae, an object of awe as inspired by Apollo.

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at a distance; not very far, but merely out of the way. - Sibyllae, see note, Ecl. iv. 4.

12. Delius: Apollo is often so called from his favorite abode at Delos.

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13. Triviae, an epithet of Diana in her three-fold form (iv. 609). 14. Daedalus: of his escape by flight, see Ovid, Met. viii. 183-259. - Minoia regna: not merely Crete, but all the Grecian waters of which Minos had sovereign rule, says Thucydides. Tradition connected the wanderings of Daedalus with Sicily and Sardinia.

17. Chalcidica: Cuma was founded from Chalcis in Euboea; compare v. 2.

19. remigium, machinery.

20. Androgei: Androgeos, son of Minos, on account of the envy of

the Athenians, was sent by Ægeus to encounter the Marathonian bull, by which he was slain. His death was avenged, and the Athenians were compelled to send yearly seven boys and seven girls to be devoured by the Minotaur. The first two scenes described are at Athens: first the death of Androgeos, then the drawing of lots to determine the victims to be sent, then Pasiphaë, and finally the Labyrinth, with Theseus and Ariadne; all sculptured on the temple. (See Fig. 115.)

21. Cecropidae: Cecrops was the fabulous founder of Athens. 22. ductis (ablative absolute).

23. contra, i.e. on the other door. — mari (abl. of separation).

24. crudelis amor, see Ecl. vi. 46, note: the madness of Pasiphaë was inflicted on her by Venus, as a punishment for revealing her intrigue with Mars.

55. biformis, half man and half bull.

27. labor ille, the Labyrinth, which it was Dædalus's "task" to build as a place of confinement for the monster. error, wanderings, in its original sense.

28. magnum reginae amorem, the great love of the princess, i.e. that of Ariadne for Theseus.

29. ipse resolvit: the builder of the labyrinth taught the princess how to unravel its mystery by the guiding clue of thread. - dolos ambages

que (hendiadys), deceitful windings.

30. caeca, dark, i.e. uncertain.

31. sineret dolor, would grief permit (hort. subj., § 310, b; cf. G. 594, 4; H. 484).

32. casus effingere, i.e. to represent Icarus' flight and falling into the Icarian sea, to which he gave his name. (See Fig. 116.)

33. omnia (two syllables).

34. perlegerent, would have continued to peruse (§ 308, a; G. 599, R.'; H. 510, N.2).

35. sacerdos: the Sibyl is priestess of Apollo, god of augury, and of Trivia or Hecate, goddess of the shades.

38. intacto, untouched by the yoke.

39. praestiterit (§ 311, a; G. 250; H. 485, N.').

40. morantur, delay [to execute] the required rites.

42. antrum: there is now shown at Cumæ, as the cave of the Sibyl, a series of passages cut in the rock (aditus centum). The real cave was destroyed by the Goths (A.D. 553) after a desperate defence against Narses. 43. aditus centum, apparently a hundred passages from the hall of the outer temple to the cave.

45. virgo: the Sibyl is already in the cavern. poscere, etc., it is time to seek the oracles from Apollo (§ 270, b; G. 429, K.3; H. 538).

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47. unus, the same.

48. comptae, well ordered, though probably loose and flowing. mansere, remained unchanged.

49. videri, an infin. used for specification: a Greek construction, deweloped from the meaning of purpose (§ 273, d; G. 424, R.; H. 533, ii. N.2).

50. mortale (cognate accusative). - quando (causal), for she is now inspired by the will of the deity.-iam propiore, nearer and nearer.

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51. cessas, do you hesitate? Supply ire.

52. neque enim ante, etc., for not before will the doors of the inspired abode fly open, i.e. not without vows and prayers.

53. fata (participle).

58. Aeacidae: Achilles was slain by the arrow of Paris, directed by Apollo. obeuntia, washing, governing terras.

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