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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. 1866 Excerpt: ..." Canes et pisces omnes carnivori asperos et serratos, non continues, habent dentes." Homer and Hesiod frequently apply this epithet to dogs, and Theocritus (xxiv. 85) applies it to the wolf. The genus to which the terrible white shark belongs is called by naturalists Carcharodon, from the notehed threeedged teeth which distinguish it. Aristophanes had already (Knights, 1017) called Cleon, or rather made him call himself, a Kvva KupxapoSovra; and in line "6o of the same play, he had already associated Cleon's name with that of Cynna, who was a shameless Athenian prostitute. 756. kotov. Mr. Paley (at Hesiod's Theogony, 825) suggests that Aristophanes is here deriving his imagery from the description there given of Typhosus; a similar suggestion had previously been made by Mr. Mitehell at Wasps, 1033. No, he at the mightiest quarry of all with the soul of a Heracles flew, Ami he braved the vile scent of the tan-pit, and went through foul-mouthed revilings for you. And I at the outset came down in the lists with the jagged-fanged monster to fight, Whose eyeballs were lurid and glaring with flames of Cynna's detestable light; And around his forehead the thin forked tongues of a hundred sycophants quiver, And his smell was the smell of a seal, and his voice was a brawling tempestuous Eiver, And his hinder parts like a furnace appeared, and a goblin's uncleansable liver. But I recked not the least for the look of the beast; I never desponded or quailed, And I fought for the safety of you and the Isles; I gallantly fought and prevailed. You therefore should heed and remember the deed, and afford me my guerdon to-day, For I never went off to make love to the boys in the schools of athletic display Heretofore when I gained the theatrical prize: but I ...
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