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Re: Young Marcellus
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0951  Thursday, 26 April 2001

[1]     From:   Steve Roth <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 10:24:57 -0700
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0918 Query: Young Marcellus

[2]     From:   Don Bloom <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 15:43:28 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus

[3]     From:   Steve Sohmer <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 19:19:46 EDT
        Subj:   Re: SHK 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus


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From:           Steve Roth <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 10:24:57 -0700
Subject: 12.0918 Query: Young Marcellus
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0918 Query: Young Marcellus

So young Marcellus was "Th' expectation and rose of the fair
state,...quite, quite down."

An apt echo, that.

Steve
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From:           Don Bloom <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 15:43:28 -0500
Subject: 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus

I won't pick out the individual responsible, but one of the respondents
to the "Young Marcellus" query referred to Octavius as Octavian. This
usage has bothered me ever since my third year Latin teacher (who knew
more Latin than I ever will) did so many years ago. In the way that
Latin words are usually Englished, Octavian would be short for
Octavianus in the way that Julian is short for Julianus (not Julius).

I would just put this down to my (obviously) superior knowledge of the
subject except that I have seen it done by too many scholars with much
greater knowledge of Latin and Roman history than mine.

Can anyone explain satisfactorily how this came about?

(I hope this can be considered relevant since the guy does appear in A &
C.)

Cheers,
don

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From:           Steve Sohmer <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Apr 2001 19:19:46 EDT
Subject: 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0926 Re: Young Marcellus

Dear Friends,

Thanks to all who took the time to fill me in on "young Marcellus" --
particularly John Jowett, Stephen M. Buhler for the related quotations.
This was very helpful.

All the best,
Steve
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