Help needed for Hesiod-transcription (Latin)

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Carolus Raeticus
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Help needed for Hesiod-transcription (Latin)

Post by Carolus Raeticus » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:24 pm

Salvete,

I am again in need of your help in a matter of Greek/Latin. I am currently preparing (or rather finishing) a transcription of a translation of Hesiod's "Carmina" (Theogonia, Scutum Herculis, Opera et Dies). I have a single question concerning line 431 in Hesiod's Scutum Herculis:

The original (link to scanned page at Google-Books) says:
Hunc quidem dein reliquit Jovis ærumnosus filius:
ipse autem homicidam Martem accedentem observans,
sævum videns oculis, ut leo corpus aliquod forte-nactus,
qui admodum avide pelle validis unguibus
dissecta quam celerrime dulcem animam abstulit:
ferocia autem sane hujus nigrum intumuit cor:
splendidis-spectans vero oculis sævum costasque et humeros
canda flagellans pedibus fodit, neque quisquam ipsum
sustinuit ex-adverso adspiciens prope ire, neque pugnare:
talis igitur Amphitryoniades insatiabilis belli
adversus stetit Marti in præcordiis audaciam augens,
celeriter: is autem ipsi prope accessit mœsto corde;
utrique autem clamantes se-invicem invaserunt.
I am finding it hard to decipher the beginning of line 431. Shouldn't this be "cauda"???

Valete,

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Re: Help needed for Hesiod-transcription (Latin)

Post by mwh » Thu Oct 13, 2016 6:30 pm

Yes, and it is.

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Re: Help needed for Hesiod-transcription (Latin)

Post by Carolus Raeticus » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:22 pm

Thank you, mwh!

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