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By Ismail Kadare

During this spellbinding novel, written in Albania and smuggled into France a couple of pages at a time within the Nineteen Eighties, Ismail Kadare denounces with infrequent strength the equipment of a dictatorial regime, drawing us again to the traditional roots of tyranny in Western Civilization. in the course of the waning years of Communism, a tender employee for the Albanian state-controlled media company narrates the tale of his ill-fated love for the daughter of a high-ranking respectable. whilst he witness the ghostly photo of Agamemnon-the historic Greek king who sacrificed his personal daughter for purposes of State-on the reviewing stand in the course of a may possibly Day social gathering, he starts off to suspect the whole disaster of his devotion. additionally incorporated are "The Blinding Order," a parable of the Ottoman Empire concerning the makes use of of terror in authoritarian regimes, and "The nice Wall," a chilling duet among a chinese language reliable and a soldier within the invading military of the Tamerlane.

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138 f. an Solymum cinerem palmetaque capta subibis / non sibi felices silvas ponentis Idumes? nigrantem: OLD 1b ‘black with dirt or grime’, not of a natural colour; also Stat. Theb. 298 f. nigrantia tabo / gramina. Likewise niger in Hor. Carm. 15 (quoted above). ) this one is not far removed from Ennius’ spargere hastas (Ann. 284V). Similar expressions also occur in Virgil (hastilia, A. 650), Ovid and Lucan. 698). 1658 ff. ‘de cupiditate pugnandi’. There seem to be no other instances of in used in a local sense and with this meaning of the verb (‘fighting furiously in or near every tower’).

444 f. sic nam fore bello / egregiam, on which see Austin ad l. for the line ending and the postponement of nam. 709). exitio: Summers 44 notes that the predicative dative is very rare in VF; he mentions only two other certain instances, also in bk. 599). g. Cic. Mur. 56. vatesque canunt: likewise, Pindar (P. 8 is correct). In Apollod. 16) it is not clear whether ‘the god’ is indefinite or a reference to Apollo. ) and gradually leading up to it. 49); the latter noun regularly takes a genitive denoting the source of the warning: Ov.

For terrificus qualifying prophecies cf. also V. A. 524 terrifici cecinerunt omina vates, Plin. Ep. 19 terrificis vaticinationibus. Spaltenstein unconvincingly takes monitus as an accusative governed by (vates) iterant. iterant (with accusative and infinitive): OLD 2b ‘to repeat, say again and again (that)’. ), it was not just an isolated warning, likely to pass unheeded. Cf. 464, quoted above). super: for insuper ‘besides, moreover’. Strangely enough, Langen asserts that VF does not use insuper. It occurs and is printed by L.

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