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'.
quod cupio mecum est inopem me copia fecit
(Narcissus to himself) 'what I want I have;
abundance makes me poor.'
hoc quoque quis dubitet tutam me copia fecit
(Niobe to herself) '...and happy I will remain.
Who can doubt this? Abundance makes me safe.'
dumque sitim sedare cupit sitis altera crevit
4.675-7: Perseus & Andromeda
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...
...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
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.'