|Isaiah 50.6 
corpus meum dedi percutientibus et genas meas vellentibus
faciem meam non averti ab increpantibus et conspuentibus
(With the notion of the per predominating.) To strike through and through, to thrust or pierce through (syn.: percello, transfigo).
II. (With the idea of the verb predominating.) To strike, beat, hit, smite, shoot, etc. (cf.: ico, pulso, ferio). CLAP
2. To strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound (class.): percussisti me de oratione prolatā,
3. To cheat, deceive, impose upon one .
|-Pulso. Of military engines: ariete muros, Verg. A. 12, 706: ariete turres, Sil. 16, 696: moenia Romae, id. 6, 643: cuspide portas, id. 12, 565: pulsabant turrim ariete, Amm. 20, 11, 21: moenia Leptitana, id. 28, 6, 15.Of musical instruments: chordas digitis et pectine eburno, to strike, play upon, Verg. A. 6, 647: chelyn, Val. Fl. 1, 139: pectine nervos, Sil. 5, 463: cymbala, Juv. 9, 62.Of things: pulsant arva ligones, Ov. Am. 3, 10, 31; id. M. 11, 529: nervo pulsante sagittae, Verg. G. 4, 313.
Always Violent: A.
In gen., to urge or drive on, to impel, to set in violent motion,
to move, agitate, disturb, disquiet:
-Pello, Always Violent: 1.
To drive out or away, to thrust or turn out, expel, banish; esp. milit., to drive back, discomfit, rout the enemy (freq. and class.; syn.: fugo, elimino, deicio)
Of a musical instrument, to strike the chords, play: nervi pulsi, struck,
Cic. Brut. 54, 199: lyra pulsa manu, Ov. M. 10, 205; cf.: classica pulsa, i. e. blown
In Particular b.
To strike, play a musical instrument (poet.): lyram, Ov. Am. 3, 12, 40; Val. Fl. 5, 100.
-Ov. Am. 3.12 Elegy XII: He complains that the praises he has bestowed on his mistress in his verses, have occasioned him many rivals.
Ill-omen'd birds, how luckless was the day,
When o'er my love you did your wings display!
What wayward orb, what inauspicious star
Did then rule heav'n ? what gods against me war?
She who so much my fatal passion wrongs,
Was known and first made famous by my songs.
I lov'd her first, and lov'd her then alone,
But now, I fear, I share her with the town.
Am I deceiv'd or can she be the same,
Who only to my verses owes her fame
My verse a price upon her beauty laid,
And by my praises she her market made;
Whom but myself can I with reason blame?
Without me she had never had a name.
Did I do this, who knew her soul so well?
Dearly to me she did her favours sell;
And when the wares were to the public known,
Why should I think she'd sell to me alone ?
'Twas I proclaim'd to all the town her charms,
And tempted cullies to her venal arms;
I made their way, I show'd them where to come,
And there is hardly now a rake in Rome
But knows her rates, and thanks my babbling muse:
Her house is now as common as the stews;
For this I'm to the muse oblig'd, and more
For all the mischiefs envy has in store.
This comes of gallantry, while some employ
Their talents on the fate of Thebes and Troy,
While others Caesar's godlike acts rehearse,
Corinna is the subject of my verse.
Oh, that I ne'er had known the art to please,
But written without genius and success.
Why did the town so readily believe
My verse, and why to songs such credit give ?
Sure poetry s the same it ever was,
And poets ne'er for oracles did pass.
Why is such stress upon my writings laid?
Why such regard to what by me is said ?
I wish the tales I've of Corinna told,
Had been receiv'd as fables were of old;
Of furious Scylla's horrid shape we read,
And how she scalp'd her hoary father's lead:
Of her fair face, and downward how she takes
The wolf's fierce form, the dog's, or curling snake's;
Serpents for hair, in ancient song we meet,
And man and horse with wings instead of feet.
Huge Tityon from the skies the poets flung,
Encelladus's wars with Jove they sung;
How by her spells, and by her voice, to beasts,
The doubtful virgin chang'd her wretched guests;
How Eolus did for Ulysses keep
The winds in bottles while he plough'd the deep:
How Cerberus, three headed, guarded hell;
And from his car the son of Phoebus fell:
How thirsty Tantalus attempts to sip
The stream in vain, that flies his greedy lip:
How Niobe in marble drops a tear,
And a bright nymph was turn'd into a bear:
How Progne, now a swallow, does bemoan
Her sister nightingale, and pheasant son.
In Leda, Danae, and Europa's rapes,
They sing the king of gods in various shapes;
A swan he lies on ravish'd Leda's breast,
And Danae by a golden show'r compress'd;
A bull does o'er the waves Europa bear,
And Proteus any form he pleases wear.
How oft do we the Theban wonders read,
Of serpent's teeth transform'd to human seed!
Of dancing woods, and moving rocks, that throng
To hear sweet Orpheus, and Amphion's song ?
How oft do the Heliades bemoan,
In tears of gum, the fall of Phaeton!
The sun from Atreus' table frightened flies,
And backward drives his chariot in the skies.
Those now are nymphs that lately were a fleet;
Poetic license ever was so great.
But none did credit to these fictions give,
V. Fl. 5.63
Or for true history such tales receive,
And though Corinna in my songs is fair,
Let none conclude she's like her picture there.
The fable she with hasty faith receiv'd,
And what, so very well she lik'd, believ'd.
But since so ill she does the poet use,
'Tis time her vanity to disabuse.
visa viris atra nox protinus abstulit14 umbra.
95ille dolens altum repetit chaos. omina15 Mopsus
dum stupet, in prima tumulum procul aspicit acta,
obnubensque caput cineri dat vina vocato.
carmina quin etiam visos placantia manes
Odrysius dux16 rite movet mixtoque sonantem
100percutit ore17 lyram nomenque relinquit harenis.
with calamity of any kind (class.): percussus calamitate,
Cic. Mur. 24, 49
: percussus fortunae vulnere,
id. Ac. 1, 3, 11
Vulg. Zach. 14, 18
. id. Mal. 4, 6
id. 1 Macc. 1, 32
: in stuporem,
id. Zach. 12, 4
To strike, shock, make an impression upon, affect deeply, move, astound (class.): percussisti me de oratione prolatā, Cic. Att. 3, 12, 3; id. Mil. 29, 79:
Pello 4. Of a musical instrument, to strike the chords, play: nervi pulsi, struck, Cic. Brut. 54, 199: lyra pulsa manu, Ov. M. 10, 205; cf.: classica pulsa, i. e. blown, Tib. 1, 1, 4.
B. In partic. 1. To drive out or away, to banish, expel Phoebeā morbos arte
Phoebus , i, m., = Phoibos (the radiant),
longi sermonis initium pepulisti, [pello] you have struck the chord of a long discussion, Cic. Brut. 87, 297.
a poetical appellation of Apollo as the god of light:
quae mihi Phoebus Apollo Praedixit,
Verg. A. 3, 251
; Hor. C. S. 62
; Prop. 1, 2, 27
for the sun
: dum rediens fugat astra Phoebus,
Hor. C. 3, 21, 24
: Phoebi pallidus orbis,
Ov. R. Am. 256
; id. M. 2, 110
: tristior iccirco nox est, quam tempora Phoebi,
, ădis, f., a priestess of Apollo;
hence the inspired one
, the prophetess
, Ov. Am. 2, 8, 12
; id. Tr. 2, 400
; Luc. 5, 128
, ĭnis (earlier Ăpello Apollōn
, son of Jupiter and Latona
, twinbrother of Diana
, and god of the sun. On account of his omniscience
, god of divination; on account of his lightnings
), god of archery
(hence represented with quiver and dart), and of the pestilence caused by heat;
but, since his priests were the first physicians, also god of the healing art;
and since he communicated oracles in verse, god of poetry and music
, presiding over the Muses
THE PLUCKERS including Psallo
Of animals, to pluck or pull, i. e. to deprive of the hair, feathers, et
Trop., to tear, torment A.
Lit., shorn, plucked, smooth, beardless, hairless:
Lit., shorn, plucked, smooth, beardless, hairless: istum gallum Glabriorem reddes mihi quam volsus ludiust, Plaut. Aul. 2, 9, 6
, ĭi, m. ludus.
I. A stageplayer, pantomimist
: fite caussā meā ludii barbari,
Plaut. Curc. 1, 2, 63
: ipse ille maxime ludius, non solum spectator, sed actor et acroama,
Cic. Sest. 54, 116
; id. Har. Resp. 11
; Plaut. Aul. 2, 9, 6
: ludius aequatam ter pede pulsat humum,
Ov. A. A. 1, 112
: triviales ex Circo ludios interponebat,
Suet. Aug. 74
; cf. ludio.
-Pl. Cur. 1.2.63 PHΖD.
. Bolts, O ye bolts, with pleasure do I
salute you. I love you, I court you, I seek you, and you entreat; most
kindly lend your aid to me in love; become, for my sake, as though
play-actors from foreign climes; leap upwards pray, and send out of
doors this fair one, who drains my blood for me distractedly in love. Addressing PALINURUS.
Look at that, how those most accursed bolts sleep on, and none the quicker for my sake do they bestir themselves. Addressing the door.
I see quite clearly that you don't value my esteem at all. Hist! hush, hush!
The Lydians, or rather their descendants, the Etrurians, were the
earliest actors at Rome; hence the term used here, "barbari,"
"foreigners." The metaphor is borrowed from the fact that dancing,
leaping, and gestures, were the especial features of their performances.
-barbărus , 2. Phrygian: tibia, Cat. 64, 264; cf. Lucr. 4, 546 Forbig.: sonante mixtum tibiis carmen lyrae, Hac Dorium, illis barbarum, Hor. Epod. 9, 6; Verg. A. 11, 777; Ov. M. 14, 163.
II. A. In mind, uncultivated, ignorant; rude, unpolished: qui aliis inhumanus ac barbarus, isti uni commodus ac disertus videretur,
B. Of character, wild, savage, cruel, barbarous: neque tam barbari linguā et
b. Rudely, roughly, barbarously, cruelly: dulcia barbare Laedentem oscula,
-Pl. Aul. 2.9
speaking to some within
. Dromo, do you scale the fish. Do you, Machζrio, have the conger and
the lamprey boned. I'm going to ask the loan of a baking-pan of our
neighbour Congrio. You, if you are wise, will have that capon more
smoothly picked for me than is a plucked play-actor1. But what's this clamour that's arising here hard by? By my faith, the cooks, I do believe, are at their usual pranks2. I'll run in-doors, lest there may be any disturbance here for me as well. Retreats into the house of MEGADORUS.
Galli , ōrum, m., the priests of Cybele, so called because of their raving, Ov. F. 4, 361 sq.; Plin. 5, 32, 42, § 146; 11, 49, 109, § 261; 35, 12, 46, § 165; Paul. ex Fest. p. 95 Mόll.; Hor. S. 1, 2, 121.In sing.: Gallus , i, m., a priest of Cybele, Mart. 3, 81; 11, 74; cf. Quint. 7, 9, 2: resupinati cessantia tympana Galli, Juv. 8, 176.And satirically (on account of their emasculated condition), in the fem.: Gallae , ārum, Cat. 63, 12, and 34.
1 A plucked play-actor:
The actors, having to perform the parts of women and beardless youths,
were obliged to remove superfluous hair from the face, which was
effected "vellendo," "by plucking it out," whence the term "volsus."
(Acc. to II. A., of or belonging to the priests of Cybele; hence, transf.) Of or belonging to the priests of Isis, Gallic: turma, the troop of the priests of Isis, Ov. Am. 2, 13, 18.
Trop., effeminate: mens,
-Mens the mind, disposition; the heart, soul
Personified: Mens , the goddess of thought, whose festival was held on the eighth of June, Cic. Leg. 2, 8, 19: Menti aedem T. Octacilius praetor vovit, Liv. 22, 10;
Cicero check here.
increpantibus Always Violent: I.
increpatus, Just. 11, 4, 5; Prud. 7, 195; Liv. 24, 17, 7 Cod.), 1, v. n. and a., to make a noise, sound, resound, to rush, rustle, patter, rattle, whiz (class.).
Act., to utter aloud, produce, give forth (poet.): saevas increpat aura minas, Prop. 1, 17, 6: tuba terribilem sonitum. Verg. A. 9, 504.
Verg. A. 9, 504
But now the brazen trumpet's fearsome song
blares loud, and startled shouts of soldiery
spread through the roaring sky. The Volscian band
press to the siege, and, locking shield with shield,
fill the great trenches, tear the palisades,
or seek approach by ladders up the walls,
where'er the line of the defenders thins, and light
through their black circle shines.