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Re: "Perusine"
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.1375  Thursday 5 August 1999.

[1]     From:   Gabriel Egan <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Aug 1999 13:56:24 +0100
        Subj:   Re: "Perusine"

[2]     From:   Judith Craig <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 4 Aug 1999 13:49:27 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 10.1368 Re: "Perusine"


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From:           Gabriel Egan <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Aug 1999 13:56:24 +0100
Subject:        Re: "Perusine"

A search of the Chadwyck-Healey Literature Online database (version 2)
gives just one hit for 'Perusine':

Title information:

Sylvester, Josuah, 1563-1618: [from Du Bartas: His Divine Weekes And
Workes (1621)]  Volume  TOBACCO BATTERED; and THE PIPES SHATTERED (about
their Ears that idlely Idolize so base and barbarous a Weed; OR AT
LEAST-WISE OVER-LOVE so loathsom Vanity:) BY A Volley of Holy Shot
Thundered From Mount Helicon.
Sylvester, Josuah, 1563-1618:

The lines concerned are:

598    Thus for the Bodie: Now, the Soule diuine
599    VVith This wilde Goose-Grasse of the Perusine
600    Hath Foure great Quarels, in foure-fold respect
601    Of her Foure Faculties; the Intellect,
602    The Memory, the Will, the Conscience;
603    All which are wronged, if not wounded, Thence.

Gabriel Egan

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From:           Judith Craig <
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Date:           Wednesday, 4 Aug 1999 13:49:27 -0500
Subject: 10.1368 Re: "Perusine"
Comment:        Re: SHK 10.1368 Re: "Perusine"

Not knowing where Perusia was, I looked it up in The Oxford Classical
Dictionary and found that Perusia, "mod. Perugia, [is] an ancient
Italian hill with interesting walls and Etruscan tombs.  Originally
perhaps *Umbrian, Perusia first appears in history as an *Etruscan
city.  In 295 BC, despite a treaty, it fought against Rome, then
submitted and signed a lengthy truce . . . . Thereafter it remained
loyal, e.g. against Hannibal .  . . . When Perusia sheltered L.
*Antonius in 41 Octavian . . . besieged, captured, and plundered it . .
. . Subsequently called Augusta Perusia, Perusia always flourished but
is rarely mentioned before the 6th cent.  (p.  1148)

Judy Craig
 

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