Bk 1 xxxvi 3 De schematibus (cont)

‘Zeugma’ (‘yoke’) described a bridge permitting passage between one fixed point and the other over ‘yoked’ ships  whose order was, naturally, variable.   It is a neat metaphor for this type of schema – tolerated in poetry, though objectionable no doubt if  Isidore found it in prose. The first bridge of this sort mentioned in classical […]