Figure 16: Repetition of Phrases (using CollGen & TACT)

3.390-2: Narcissus and Echo

    ille fugit fugiensque 'manus conplexibus aufer!
    ante' ait 'emoriar quam sit tibi copia nostri';
    rettulit illa nihil nisi 'sit tibi copia nostri!'
    (Narcissus) He flees and fleeing says, 'Keep your hands off!
    May I die before I give you power over me!' She replies only,
    'I give you power over me'.

3.466: Narcissus
    quod cupio mecum est inopem me copia fecit
    (Narcissus to himself) 'what I want I have;
    abundance makes me poor.'
6.193-4: Niobe
    ...felixque manebo
    hoc quoque quis dubitet tutam me copia fecit
    (Niobe to herself) '...and happy I will remain.
    Who can doubt this? Abundance makes me safe.'

3.415-8: Narcissus
    dumque sitim sedare cupit sitis altera crevit
    dumque bibit visae correptus imagine formae
    spem sine corpore amat corpus putat esse quod umbra est
    adstupet ipse sibi vultuque inmotus eodem
    (Narcissus at the pool) While he seeks to slake
    his thirst another thirst springs up, and while he
    drinks he is seized by the image of the beautiful
    form he sees.... He is astonished by himself and
    hangs there motionless...
4.675-7: Perseus & Andromeda
    ...trahit inscius ignes
    et stupet et visae correptus imagine formae
    paene suas quatere est oblitus in aere pennas.
    (Perseus in sight of Andromeda) He took fire
    unwitting; he was astonished, and seized by the
    image of the beautiful form he saw, he almost
    forgot to move his wings in the air.

2.608-9: Apollo & Coronis
    et dixit potui poenas tibi Phoebe dedisse
    sed peperisse prius duo nunc moriemur in una
    (Coronis, pregnant with Aesculapius, lays dying)
    And she said, 'It was right, Phoebus, that I
    should suffer thus from you, but first I should
    have borne my child; now two of us shall die in
3.471-3: Narcissus
    nec mihi mors gravis est posituro morte dolores
    hic qui diligitur vellem diuturnior esset
    nunc duo concordes anima moriemur in una
    (Narcissus to his image) 'Death is nothing to me,
    for in death I shall leave my troubles. I would he
    that is loved would live longer; but as it is, two
    shall die together in one breath.'