By Pat Frank
"Alas, Babylon." these fateful phrases heralded the tip. whilst a nuclear holocaust ravages the U.S., 1000 years of civilization are stripped away in a single day, and hundreds of thousands of individuals are killed immediately. yet for one small city in Florida, miraculously spared, the fight is simply starting, as women and men of all backgrounds subscribe to jointly to confront the darkness.
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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.