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Chiasmus in Sallust, Caesar, Tacitus and Justinus Robert Benson Steele

Chiasmus in Sallust, Caesar, Tacitus and Justinus

Robert Benson Steele

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230438023
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20 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... In the Invectiva ofMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... In the Invectiva of Cicero there are no special features. Chiasmus is not common. 1, 3: publica privatis- 1, 3: linguae vitae- 8, 20: similis, par- 2, 5: meis maioribus, virtute mea- 5, 15: adeptus secutus est- 4, 12: Sesti insolentiam repressi aut Bibuli patientiam culpavi aut virtutibus Caesaris favi. The writings addressed to Caesar are much more like the writings of Sall us t than the Invectivae are. The writer had evidently made a careful study of Sallust and imitated him freely. The first Invectiva has a larger number of chiastic arrangements than the second, though neither of them approaches Sallust in the frequency of its use. Caesar. In the use of chiasmus there are no features which are peculiar to Caesar. The chiastic arrangement of the adv. and pronoun, so noticeable in Sall. is rarely found in him. We do not find, as in Sall. long sentences, in which there is a chiastic arrangement throughout. Like Sall. he generally arranges nouns and verbs v. n. X n. v. in chiasmus. His two works are practically alike in its use. The number of cases per page, Teubner text, is for B. G. 1. 15- B. C. 1. 24. In the works describing the other campaigns of Caes. it is not so common, the number per page being.85 in the B. Af-.75 in the B. Al. and B. H. In these, adverbs are not used in chiasmus, while the frequency with other parts of speech is about the same as in Caesar. A. Adverus (2). In Caesar these are anaphoric, except B. G. 7, 15, 5: dissuadente primo Vercingetorige, post concedente- cf. Just. 41, 1, 11- B. C. 2, 24, 4: sed hoc itinere est fons quo mare succedit longius, lateque is locus restagnat. B. Adjectives. (a.) Attributive. 1. N. A. X A. N. (29.) B. C. 1, 40, 5- 1, 52, 2- 2, 12, 4- 2, 38,3- 3,34,2: v., paucis- 3, 39, 2- 3, 80, 3-...