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Naevius, Punic War, fr.1 Morel

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Here is an elegant fragment perhaps from the very opening of Naevius‘ poem on the Punic War. As Michael von Albrecht says, ‘the unusual luxury of invoking all nine Muses would chime with Naevius’ Campanian arrogance’!

novem Iovis concordes filiae sorores…

Nine sisters like-minded, Jupiter’s daughters…

Written by aleatorclassicus

April 24, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Naevius

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