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querens avium ?-non illis floreus anni
Audin sacra gravi resonat qua Nænia pulsu,
Quid si felici exponens imitámine vitam
1 Processio in Thamesino flumine.
Multorum. sc. Nobiliorum. 3 Gothorum religio; quæ docuit heroas recipiendos esse in Odini paradiso, &c.
* Ministra Odinianeis epulis. Vid. Gray. Poem. “ Fatal Sisters ;" Gondula & Geira Speed, &c.
Nobilius condetur opus ; neque fama peribit,
NOTICE OF CAMBRIDGE CLASSICAL EXAMINA
The present Dean of Peterborough, late Professor of Greek at Cambridge, has conferred an obligation on scholars by the publication of this elegant little volume. It consists of " Extracts from Greek, Latin, and English authors, given as subjects for translation, and of Miscellaneous Questions proposed to the candidates for different classical honors" during the time of the Dr.'s professorship; and is intended for the use of academical students, and of those who may be desirous of forming an idea of the nature of Cambridge classical examinations. To such it will be highly interesting, and more especially since the late important change in the system of examination for degrees. Independent of its utility in this respect, it is valuable as a selection of beautiful and interesting passages from the best ancient authors. It contains Dr. Monk's examinations only, there being five or six Examiners to every University honor : as, however, all the various departments have at some time been allotted to the Professor, this volume, taken altogether, exhibits a fair specimen of a Cambridge classical examination, as conducted since the year 1810 (Preface); with the addition of a Latin theme, and one or more copies of Latin verses on a given subject. It should be added, that the can
didates (Preface) are assembled in a room, with the use of pen, ink, and paper alone, two or three hours, or more (generally, we believe, from three to five) being allotted, in proportion to the length and difficulty of the task.
We give the examinations for the years 1817-19, regretting only that our limits forbid us to insert the Miscellaneous Questions, which embrace a vast variety of subjects.
University Scholarship, 1817. To be translated into English, the whole of Thucyd. ii
. 76.-into English, Demosth, in Androt. Και μην κάκεϊνό γε δεί μαθείν υμάς, κ. τ. λ. Aristot. de Rhet. ii. 11.
Chancellor's Medals, 1817. To be translated into English, Soph. Antig. 1192, to the end of the narration. To be translated literally into English, -also into Latin Lyric verse, Pind. Ol. vii. first strophe, antistrophe, and epode. To be translated into English, Juv. Sat. xiv. 256-304.-To be translated into Latin, a passage on Homer, from some English author.
Chancellor's Medals, 1818. To be translated into English, Apoll. Rhod. iv. 350-393; parallel passages to be quoted from Homer, Euripides, and Virgil.- Into English prose, and into Latin verse, Æsch. Agam. 226, strophe, antistrophe, and epode; Lucretius's imitation to be quoted.- Into English prose, Aristoph. Rap. v. 895, strophe--v. 992, antistrophe.--Into English verse, Id. Thesm. 1136-1155; the metres to be marked. To be turned into Attic Greek, Id. Lysistr. 12971328 (chorus of Laconians); passages of the Tragedians bere imitated to be given.-Into English, Cic. Epist. lib. vi. 18, to Της δ' αρετής έδρώτα- -,- Pers. Sat. v. 161-191.-Into Greek, Dryden on the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy, “ To instruct delightfully," to “degrees of moral goodness in them.”-Into Greek Tragic lambics, Milton's 23d Sonnet.- Into Greek Tragic Anapæsts, Comus, 892-901.
Univ. Schol. 1819. To be translated into English, Thucyd. iii. 45.-Lysias contra Agorat. Πυνθάνομαι δ' αυτόν και περί των όρκων, το ισχυρότερος εγένετο.-Plato, Phedon. 29. Τί ούν και τούτων ούτως εχόντων, to έφη ο Κέβης.
Chancellor's Medals, 1819. Soph. Aj. 550-583.- Pind. Ol. ix. 1-62.-Into Greek, Sir W. Temple's Essay on Poetry, “ The more true and natural source of poetry," to " the very first conception."--Into Latin, Gray's Letters, xxxii. “ I am equally sensible of your affliction," to " aggravated our sorrow.” Into Greek lambics, Lycidas, 64-84.
This work is the first printed in the new Cambridge type, a modification of the Porsonian, and which, though it does not
possess the unrivalled brilliancy of its predecessor, is superior to it in real elegance. Some of the letters are new, and harmonise well with the former, with the exception of the which we wish to see altered. The size is a medium between the large one, in which Blomfield's Æschylus is printed, andthat used in the English Matthiæ.
The SCHOLIA OF HERMEAS on the PHÆDRUS OF
PLATÓ, published by FREDERICUS Astius, Professor Landishutanus, Lipsia. 8vo.
Part III.--[Continued from No. LVI.) IN
p. 136, 1. 8. Hermeas explaining what Plato says about the horses and chariot of the gods observes, Αρμα δε και ιππους των θεων τας δευτερας αυτων και τριτας δυναμεις ακουστεον, ας αι πρωται κατευθυνουσι, δι' ων ο Ζευς και εαυτον αναγει και πασαν την υποβεβλημενην αυτο στρατιαν των θεων και δαιμονων, και παντα απλως τα εξηρημενα αυτου. In this passage for εξηρημενα, in the last line, it is necessary to read singtojusva, suspended from. For Hermeas says, “ that Jupiter elevates not only himself [to the
“ survey of the supercelestial place), but likewise all the arnıy of gods and dæmons, that are in subjection to him, and in short, all the natures that are suspended from him.". No error is more common in Platonic manuscripts, through the carelessness of transcribers, than the substitution of εξηρημενα for εξηρτημενα,
. In the same page 1. 17. Hermeas explaining the words employed by Plato respecting Jupiter, viz. Πρωτος δε πορεύεται, observes, οτι ιεμενος επι το νοητον αυτος και ενιδρυων εαυτων ταις οικείαις αρχαις συναγει τα αλλα παντα.
is necessary to read &AUTOV. And then what Hermeas says, will be in English, “Jupiter himself proceeding to the intelligible, , and establishing himself in his proper principles, leads on high together with himself all the rest [i. e. all the other powers that follow him].” It is requisite also to observe, that the oixeias
' The same may be said of the new ¢ lately introduced into the Clarendon press, and which, though handsome in itself, mars the uni, formity of that type, perhaps the most beautiful existing.
αρχαι, or proper principles, in which Jupiter is here said to establish himself, are according to the Orphic, which is the same with the Platonic, theology, Heaven, Night, and Phanes. And in the same page, 1. 20. Hermeas Bays, και η προνοια μεν γαρ αυτου δημιουργει και η δημιουργια προνοει, αλλα ταις επιβολαις διενηνοχεν: η μεν γαρ εστι υποστατικη των πραγματων, και δε σωστικη. Here for ή μεν and ή δε, it is necessary to read ή μεν and in de. For the meaning of Hermeas is, that the providential energy of Jupiter produces things into existence, and that his creative power is also providential, but that these two, provi. dence and productive power, differ in the conceptions of them, For productive power gives subsistence to things, bụt providence is the cause of their preservation.
Ρ. 157, 1. 12. και δια της Εστιας το γονιμον και αιτιον της ενιδρυσεως αυτων λαμβανει. In this
passage for το γονιμον, it is necessary to read το μονιμον : for Vesta, according to the Platonic and also the Orpbic theology, is the cause of stability, and not of fecundity. In the same page, I. 24. Hermeas having obe served, that the centre of the earth and the poles &c. are said to be Vesta by participation, adds, επει καν το κεντρον της γης και τους πολους λεγομεν μενειν, ει και κατα τοπον εισιν ακινητα, αλλ' ου ζωτικως κινούται. But here for anx' ou, it is requisite to read αλλ' ουν.
For according to the Platonic philosophy, the centre of the earth and the poles are vitally though not locally moved. P. 139, 1. 14. ειθ' εξης περι των ημετερων, καλουμεναι δε είπεν, ουχ ως θνητων ουσων (πασαι γαρ και αι θειαι και αι ημετεραν ψυχαι αθανατοι) ως προλαμποντος δε επι των θειων του αθανατου και εμφοενους οντος, ωστε και τον τυχοντα επιγνωναι, οτι αι θειαι ψυχαι αθανατοι εισιν ουτως ειπε το καλουμεναι η γας μερικη ημετερα, ατε κακύνομενη, και αμφισβητησιν εσχεν, ει αθανατος εστι. Here, for ως προλαμποντος it is obviously necessary to read αλλ' ως προλαμποντος, and then what Hermeas 8ays will be, in English : “ Afterwards, Plato speaks of our souls; but he says they are called immortal, not as being mortal, (for all souls, both such as are divine and ours, are immortal,) but because in divine souls immortality shines forth and is apparent, so that any one may know that divine souls are immortal. After this manner, he
, says, that our souls are called immortal. For our partial soul, as being defiled with vice, causes its immortality to be dubious.” In the same page, 1. 24. νυν δε το εξω και το νωτον [του ουρανου] την κυρτην ειπεν αυτην πασαν την Ουρανου βασιλειαν. Here, a word is evidently wanting between einey and autny; and
και it appears to me, that this word is περιεχον. And in the same page, 1. 6. from the bottom, Hermeas says, Τι δε το εστησαν επι