(“Pro hoste hostem, canes pro canibus affer”)

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

General Description

Date: 1875
Genre: fragment


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Scholarly Commentary


WMR was the first to publish this fragment of latin. Because of its relation to a savage poetic epigram DGR wrote, probably about Buchanan, WMR read it as “intended for a hexameter, but, as any one can see, it will not scan” (see his note in his edition of 1911, where the text was first published).

Textual History: Composition

No manuscript of the line is known.

Electronic Archive Edition: 1
Source File: 40-1875.raw.xml