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By Thomas Oberlies

ISBN-10: 3110144484

ISBN-13: 9783110144482

The 2 nice epics of (old) India, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana, are written in a language, which differs from so-called classical Sanskrit in lots of information. either texts nonetheless are of a tremendous significance in India and different nations. due to this, a grammar describing all of the diverse features of epic Sanskrit has been neglected in the past. The Grammar of Epic Sanskrit will now shut this hole.

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The tribunes expelled on this occasion were Antony and Q. Cassius. " This was each man's muffled groan none dared to utter his fear aloud, nor was any : ; voice lent to their grief; such is the silence of the country when winter strikes the birds dumb, and such the silence of mid-ocean in still weather. When light had banished the cold shades of night, lo destiny kindled the flame of war, applying to Caesar's hesitating heart the spur that pricked him to battle, and bursting all the barriers that reverence opposed.

Certe populi, quos despicit Arctos, Aut solis ; Incolitis lueis : ; Felices errore suo, quos ille timorum Maximus baud urguet, leti metus. Inde ruendi In ferrum mens prona viris 460 animaeque capaces Mortis, et ignavum rediturae parcere vitae. vos, crinigeros Belgis ^ arcere Cay cos Oppositi, petitis Romam Rhenique feroces Et Deseritis ripas et apertum gentibus orbem. Caesar, ut inmensae conlecto rebore vires Audendi maiora fid em fecere, per omnem Spargitur Italiam vicinaque moenia conplet. 465 veros accessit fama timores Inrupitque animos populi clademque futuram Intulit et velox properantis nuntia belli Vana quoque ad Innumeras solvit falsa in {)raeconia linguas.

But soon he spoke: '^O God of thunder, who from the Tarpeian rock lookest out over the walls of the great city O ye Trojan gods of the house of lulus, and mysteries of Quirinus snatched from earth O Jupiter of Latium, who dwellest on Alba's height, and ye fires of Vesta; and thou, O Rome, as sacred a name as any, smile on my enterprise I do not attack thee in frantic warfare behold me here, me Caesar, a conqueror by land and sea and everywhere thy champion, as I would be now also, were it possible.

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