"The new dawn burns the eastern sky?" (Hor. Epod. 9, 17)
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- the battle of Actium, Epodes, Horace, manuscript tradition of Horace.
- The article deals with a textology question in Ninth Epode by Horace. The verses 17-18 gives as follows: adhuc/ad hunc frementesverteruntb is mille equos / Galli canentesCaesarem. The usual understanding of the noun hunc is to him, i.ÿe. to Marc Antony, mentioned in vv.ÿ11-13. Meanwhile the previous line has a masculine noun sol. In my opinion, the author of the reading ad hunc might have understood it as ad solem (orientem) - ®the Galatians turned their horses toward the rising sun, i.ÿe. to the East¯. It is quite possible, that the phrases olaspicitconopium ('the Sun saw a mosquito net') describes sunrise - the time usual for observing the enemies' arrangement in ancient armies.
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TY - CONF AU - Sofia Egorova PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - "The new dawn burns the eastern sky?" (Hor. Epod. 9, 17) BT - Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 18 EP - 21 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.6 ID - Egorova2017/06 ER -