Aeneid - Book VII

By AoM, in 'Aeneid', Mar 21, 2018.

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    • Civis Illustris
    Lines 540-571:

    - primae commisit funera pugnae (542): cf. primae revocabo exordia pugnae (40).
    - caeli conversa (543): cf. caeli convexa (IV.451).
    - victrix (544): cf. victriciaque arma (III.54).
    - perfecta tibi bello discordia tristi (545): synchysis; also, cf. candenti perfecta nitens elephanto (VI.895).
    - foedera iungant (546): cf. foedera iungi (IV.112); nullus amor populis nec foedera sunto (IV.624).
    - tua si mihi certa voluntas (548): cf. IV.125, Juno to Venus; si fert ita corde voluntas (VI.675, Musaeus to Aeneas and the Sibyl).
    - finitimas...urbes (549): cf. nam tua finitimi, longe lateque per urbes (VI.378).
    - accendamque animos insani Martis amore (550): a throughout; also, cf. incenditque animum famae venientis amore (VI.889, of Anchises to Aeneas).
    - spargam arma per agros (551): more of the letter a.
    - stant belli causae (553): cf. stant sale Tyrrheno classes (VI.697).
    - talia coniugia et talis...hymenaeos (555): cf. per conubia nostra, per inceptos hymenaeos (IV.316, Dido to Aeneas).
    - egregium Veneris genus (556): cf. genus egregium Fauni (213).
    - summi regnator Olympi (558): cf. superi regnator Olympi (II.779); deum...claro...Olympo / regnator (IV.268-9).
    - illa autem attollit stridentis anguibus alas (561): spondaic line (and more a).
    - est locus Italiae medio (563): cf. est locus, Hesperiam Grai cognomine dicunt (I.530; III.163).
    - urget utrimque latus (566): repetition of u.
    - dat sonitum (567): cf. nec quae sonitum det causa videmus (III.584); inde ubi clara dedit sonitum tuba (V.139); vastos / dant sonitus (V.434-5).
    - torto vertice torrens (567): cf. montano flumine torrens (II.305).
    - hic specus horrendum et saevi spiracula Ditis (568): some sibilance.
    - monstrantur (569): cf. nec procul hinc partem fusi monstrantur in omnem / Lugentes campi (VI.440-1).
    - vorago (569): cf. vastaque voragine gurges (VI.296).
    - invisum numen (571): cf. genus invisum (I.28, of the Trojans).
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    Lines 572-600:

    - nec minus interea (572): cf. I.633; VI.212.
    - foedatique ora Galaesi (575): cf. quae causa indigna serenos / foedavit vultus? (II.285-6, of Aeneas to Hector); patrios foedasti funere vultus (II.539, of Priam to Pyrrhus); unguibus ora soror foedans (IV.673, of Anna).
    - terrorem ingeminat (578): cf. ingeminant abruptis nubibus ignes (III.199); ingeminant curae (IV.531); tum vero ingeminat clamor (V.227); multa cavo lateri ingeminant (V.434); ingeminans ictus (V.457, of Entellus).
    - in regna vocari (578): cf. intra tecta vocari (168); paribusque in regna vocari / auspiciis (256-7); sociusque vocari (264).
    - nemora avia (580): cf. namque avia cursu / dum sequor (II.736-7).
    - undique collecti coeunt (582): cf. undique collecti invadunt (II.414, of the Greeks).
    - Martemque fatigant (582): cf. Martemque accendere cantu (VI.165); an quae te fortuna fatigat (VI.533).
    - ilicet (533): ilicet obruimur numero (II.424); ilicet ignis edax summa ad fastigia vento / volvitur (II.758-9).
    - infandum cuncti...bellum (583): war surrounds them all.
    - contra fata deum (584): cf. si fata deum (II.54); sic fata deum rex / sortitur (III.375-6); desine fata deum flecti sperare precando (VI.376); sed nos fata deum... / imperiis egere suis (239-40).
    - resistit (586): cf. caeco Marte resistunt (II.335); ni mea cura resistat (II.599, said by Venus); mediaque in voce resistit (IV.76, of Dido).
    - quae sese multis circum latrantibus undis (588): spondaic line.
    - spumea... / saxa (589-90): cf. saevitque tridenti / spumeus (II.418-9, of Nereus); spumeus amnis (II.496).
    - inlisa (590): cf. inlisaque prora pependit (V.206); effractoque inlisit in ossa cerebro (V.480, of Entellus).
    - verum ubi nulla datur caecum exsuperare potestas (591): cf. verum ubi nulla datur dextra adfectare potestas (III.670, of Polyphemus); exsuperant flammae (II.759); exsupero praepingue solum (III.698, of Aeneas).
    - frangimur heu fatis (594): cf. fracti bello (II.13, of the Greeks).
    - ferimurque procella (594): cf. urbem / adferimur pulsi regnis (216-7); ferimur per opaca locorum (II.725); emensae ferimur (V.628).
    - ipsi has sacrilego pendetis sanguine poenas (595): silver line, if not for ipsi.
    - sanguine poenas (595): cf. poenas cum sanguine poscunt (II.72, said by Sinon).
    - o miseri (596): cf. o miseri, quae tanta insania, cives? (II.42, said by Laocoön); Latinus could have asked the very same question.
    - supplicium (597): cf. dira tegentem / supplicia (VI.498-9, of Deiphobus).
    - mihi parta quies (598): cf. regia coniunx / parta tibi (II.783-4, Creusa to Aeneas); vobis parta quies (III.495, said by Aeneas to Helenus et al.); alius Latio iam partus Achilles (VI.89, said by the Sibyl); quin idem Veneri partus suus et Paris alter (321, said by Juno).
    - funere felici (599): alliteration.
    - nec plura locutus (599): cf. nec plura moratus (V.381, of Dares); nec plura his (VI.408, between the Sibyl and Charon); nec plura (117, of Ascanius).
    - saepsit (600): cf. at Venus obscuro gradientes aere saepsit (I.411); infert se saeptus nebula (I.439); saepta armis (I.506, of Dido).
    - rerumque reliquit habenas (600): cf. classique immittit habenas (VI.1).
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    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I really like the next few lines with the geminae Belli portae. Then it gets into the catalogue of Turnus's allies, which in my opinion is far less interesting.
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    Yeah, I saw that bit and was like, "Woah..."

    Literal hell on earth.
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    Lines 601-640:

    - urbes / Albanae...maxima... / Roma (602-3): chiastic arrangement; also, cf. Albani docuere suos; hinc maxima porro / accepit Roma et patrium servavit honorem (V.600-1).
    - Getis (604): cf. Geticis qui praesidet arvis (III.35).
    - inferre...bellum (604): cf. tu verbera tectis / funereasque inferre faces (336-7); bellumne inferre paratis (III.248, Celaeno to Aeneas).
    - lacrimabile bellum (604): cf. gemitus lacrimabilis (III.39, of Polydorus).
    - Hyrcanisve (605): cf. Hyrcanaeque...tigres (IV.367, Dido to Aeneas).
    - Indos (605): cf. super et Garamantas et Indos (VI.794).
    - Auroramque sequi Parthosque reposcere (606): parallel structure.
    - sunt geminae Belli portae (607): cf. sunt geminae Somni portae (VI.893); very striking.
    - sic nomine dicunt (607): cf. sic illos nomine dicunt (VI.441, of the lugentes campi); striking again, and foreshadowing the death to come.
    - religione sacrae et saevi formidine Martis (608): chiastic arrangement.
    - centum aerei claudunt (609): cf. claudentur Belli portae (I.294) and centum vinctus aenis / post tergum nodis (I.295-6, of Furor).
    - ipse Quirinali trabea cinctuque Gabino (612): cf. ipse Quirinali lituo parvaque sedebat / succinctus trabea (187-8, of Picus).
    - sequitur tum cetera pubes (614): cf. sequitur quos cetera pubes (V.74).
    - aereaque adsensu conspirant cornua rauco (615): alliteration.
    - recludere (617): cf. veteres tellure recludit / thesauros (I.358-9); adytis...reclusis (III.92); pecudumque reclusis / pectoribus (IV.63-4); ensemque recludit / Dardanium (IV.646-7).
    - abstinuit (618): cf. non tamen abstinuit (II.534, of Priam); an interesting parallel (two kings displaying their conviction).
    - aversusque... / foeda ministeria (618-9): cf. triste ministerium... / aversi (VI.223-4, of Misenus’s funeral).
    - et caecis se condidit umbris (619): cf. et spissis noctis se condidit umbris (II.621, of Venus); et portu se condidit alto (V.243, of Cloanthus’s ship); ubi caelum condidit umbra / Iuppiter (VI.271-2).
    - regina deum (620): cf. I.9.
    - caelo delapsa (620): cf. de caelo lapsa per umbras / stella (II.693-4); Irim de caelo misit Saturnia Iuno (V.606); dehinc caelo facies delapsa parentis / Anchisae (V.722-3); aetheriis delapsus Somnus ab astris (V.838).
    - impulit ipsa manu (621): cf. ipse manu mortem inveniam (II.645, of Anchises); ipse manu...ducit (III.372, of Helenus); pater ipse manu magna Portunus euntem / impulit (V.241-2); ipse manu iuvenum temptare laborem (V.499); ipse manu quatiens ostendit (143, of Jupiter).
    - cardine verso (621): cf. verso tenuis cum cardine ventus / impulit (III.448-9).
    - ferratos...postis (622): cf. ferratasque trudes (V.208).
    - immobilis (623): cf. soloque immobilis haeret (250, of Latinus); Latinus and his kingdom as one (but no longer).
    - pars pedes ire parat campis (624): alliteration of p.
    - pedes ire (624): cf. seu cum pedes iret in hostem (VI.880, of Marcellus).
    - arduus altis / pulverulentus equis (624-5): interlocking arrangement; also, cf. agmina... / pulverulenta (IV.154-5).
    - omnes arma requirunt (625): cf. arma toro tectisque requirit (460, of Turnus).
    - spicula lucida (626): cf. levato lucida ferro / spicula (V.306-7).
    - sonitusque...tubarum (628): cf. clangorque tubarum (II.313).
    - magnae positis incudibus urbes (629): chiasmus.
    - tegmina tuta cavant capitum (632): alliteration (and assonance of a).
    - hunc omnis aratri / cessit amor (635-6): cf. huc omnis turba ad ripas effusa ruebat (VI.305).
    - recoquunt patrios fornacibus ensis (636): Mmm. Reheated swords are my favorite snack.
    - classica iamque sonant (637): cf. postera iamque dies (III.588); solus iamque ipso superest in fine Cloanthus (V.225); ostia iamque domus patuere ingentia centum (VI.81); delayed iamque.
    - tectis trepidus rapit...trementis (638): alliteration of t.
    - auroque trilicem / loricam (639-40): cf. loricam consertam hamis auroque trilicem (III.467); levibus huic hamis consertam auroque trilicem / loricam (V.259-60).
    - fidoque accingitur ense (640): cf. paribusque accingitur armis (VI.184); fidum capiti subduxerat ensem (VI.524).
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    Lines 641-677:

    - cantusque movete (641): cf. cantusque dedere (I.398).
    - quae quemque secutae (642): cf. quam mille secutae (I.499).
    - complerint campos acies (643): alliteration of c.
    - iam tum (643): cf. iam tum tenditque fovetque (I.18).
    - floruerit terra alma viris, quibus arserit armis (644): repetition of r and a.
    - alma viris (644): cf. alma, viros (VI.74).
    - memorare potestis (645): cf. Musa, mihi causas memora (I.8).
    - contemptor (648): first use of the noun in the work.
    - quo pulchrior alter / non fuit (649-50): cf. quo iustior alter, nec pietate fuit (I.544-5, of Aeneas); quo non praestantior alter (VI.164, of Misenus).
    - excepto Laurentis corpore Turni (650): nice synchysis.
    - equum domitor debellatorque ferarum (651): chiastic arrangement, stressing the aforementioned exception of Turnus; also, cf. Picus, equum domitor (189); debellare superbos (VI.853).
    - ex urbe secutos (652): cf. ex urbe sequentur (IV.592).
    - per gramina (655): cf. per gramina vidit (VI.684).
    - victoresque ostentat equos (656): cf. quantas ostentant...viris (VI.771).
    - Hercule pulchro / pulcher Aventinus (656-7): father and son in chiasmus.
    - clipeoque insigne paternum (657): cf. clipeique insigne decorum (II.392).
    - silva quem Rhea (659): very fitting; also, cf. quem tibi longaevo serum Lavinia coniunx / educet silvis (VI.764-5).
    - partu...edidit (660): cf. geminam partu dabit Ilia prolem (I.274).
    - sub luminis...oras (660): first time seeing this expression.
    - Laurentia victor / Geryone exstincto Tirynthius...arva (661-2): noteworthy structure: A-B-C-C-B-A.
    - tereti...mucrone veruque Sabello (665): chiastic arrangement.
    - ipse pedes, tegimen torquens immane leonis (666): e throughout.
    - impexum (667): cf. pectebatque ferum (489).
    - saeta (667): cf. saetigerique sues (17); summas...saetas (VI.245).
    - Herculeoque umeros innexus amictu (669): cf. innectitque comas (353); tum ramum innectit olivae (418); paribus palmas amborum innexuit armis (V.425).
    - dictam cognomine gentem (671): cf. Hesperiam Grai cognomine dicunt (I.530; III.163); laetam cognomine gentem (III.133); cognomine dicta (V.702).
    - primam ante aciem densa inter tela (673): three elisions; also, cf. 531; densa inter nubila (VI.592).
    - nubigenae cum vertice montis ab alto (674): synchysis, with prepositions sandwiched in between.
    - Othrymque nivalem (675): cf. candore nivali (III.538).
    - dat euntibus ingens / silva locum (676-7): cf. dant tela locum (II.633).
    - magno...fragore (677): cf. magno veniente fragore (587).
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    Lines 678-705:

    - fundator (678): rare noun.
    - genitum pecora inter agrestia regem (679): chiasmus.
    - quem (680): hyperbaton.
    - Caeculus (681): delayed for three lines.
    - liventis (687): cf. vada livida (VI.320).
    - plumbi (687): cf. plumbo insuto ferroque rigebant (V.405).
    - gestat (687): cf. virginibus Tyriis mos est gestare pharetram (I.336); non obtusa adeo gestamus pectora Poeni (I.567).
    - spicula... / bina manu (688): cf. bina manu lato crispans hastilia ferro (I.313, of Aeneas).
    - fulvosque lupi de pelle galeros (688): cf. lupae fulvo nutricis tegmine laetus (I.275, of Romulus).
    - crudus...pero (690): cf. crudo...caestu (V.69); cruda...senectus (VI.304, of Charon).
    - Messapus, equum domitor (691): cf. Lausus, equum domitor (651).
    - Neptunia proles (691): cf. Neptunia Troia (II.625; III.3).
    - iam pridem resides populos desuetaque bello / agmina (693-4): cf. iam pridem resides animos desuetaque corda (I.721-2); residesque movebit / Tullus in arma viros et iam desueta triumphis agmina (VI.813-5).
    - retractat (694): first use of the verb in the work.
    - hi Fescenninas acies Aequosque Faliscos, / hi Soractis habent arces Flaviniaque arva (695-6): cf. hi tibi Nomentum et Gabios urbemque Fidenam, / hi Collatinas imponent montibus arces (VI.773-4).
    - ceu quondam (699): cf. ceu quondam torto volitans sub verbere turbo (378); adversi rupto ceu quondam turbine venti / confligunt (II.416-7); ceu quondam petiere rates (VI.492).
    - nivei liquida inter nubila cycni (699): chiasmus; also, cf. aspice bis senos laetantis agmine cycnos (I.393).
    - longa canoros / dant per colla modos (700-1): synchysis; also, cf. fidibusque canoris (VI.120).
    - pulsa palus (702): alliterative hemistich.
    - aeratas acies (703): alliteration.
    - examine tanto (703): cf. examen subitum (67).
    - aeriam... / ...volucrum raucarum...nubem (704-5): chiasmus.
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    Lines 706-732:

    - magnum / agmen agens (706-7): cf. densum Palinurus agebat / agmen (V.833-4).
    - magnique ipse agminis instar (707): cf. quantum instar in ipso! (VI.865, of Marcellus).
    - diffunditur (708): cf. dederatque comam diffundere ventis (I.319); haec passim dea foeda virum diffundit in ora (IV.195).
    - per Latium, postquam in partem (709): alliteration of p.
    - priscique Quirites (710): cf. priscos...Latinos (V.598).
    - manus omnis oliviferaeque Mutuscae (711): chiastic alliteration.
    - Nomentum urbem (712): cf. VI.773.
    - Velini (712): cf. fontesque Velini (517); portusque...Velinos (VI.366).
    - populique Latini (716): cf. priscique Quirites (710).
    - infaustum...nomen (717): cf. infaustas...puppis (V.635).
    - interluit (717): cf. angusto interluit aestu (III.419).
    - quam multi (718): cf. quam multa...quam multae (VI.309-11).
    - multi Libyco volvuntur marmore fluctus (718): silver line (without quam); also, cf. marmoreo...sub aequore (VI.729).
    - scuta sonant pulsuque pedum (722): alliteration; also, cf. cornipedum pulsu (VI.591).
    - conterrita tellus (722): cf. paulum aspectu conterritus haesit (III.597, of Achaemenides).
    - Agamemnonius, Troiani nominis hostis (723): the enemy surrounds Troy.
    - ferocis / ...populos (724-5): cf. populosque ferocis (384).
    - teretes sunt aclydes illis / tela (730-1): cf. non illis omnibus arma (685).
    - laevas caetra tegit (732): cf. crudus tegit altera pero (690).
    - comminus (732): cf. pugnatur comminus armis (553).
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    māliferae (740)

    I'm surprised no one coined mălifer (though there is maleficus).
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    Lines 733-760:

    - generasse...Sebethide nympha (734): cf. Anchisa generate (VI.322, of Aeneas).
    - patriis...arvis / contentus (736-7): cf. hac galea contentus (V.314).
    - dicione premebat (737): cf. qui terras omni dicione tenerent (I.236); victor dicione tenebat (I.622).
    - tegmina...capitum (742): cf. tegimen...capiti (689).
    - cortex (742): cf. de cortice (III.33).
    - aerataeque micant...micat aereus (743): chiastic arrangement.
    - et te montosae misere in proelia Nersae (744): spondaic line.
    - Ufens, insignem fama et felicibus armis (745): and another.
    - glaebis (747): cf. ubere glaebae (I.531; III.164).
    - armati terram exercent semperque recentis (748): and another.
    - convectare...praedas (749): cf. praedamque... / convectant (IV.404-5, of ants).
    - comptus (751): cf. non comptae mansere comae (VI.48, of the Sibyl).
    - fortissimus Umbro (752): cf. fortissimus heros (VI.169, of Misenus).
    - hydris (753): cf. tot Erinys sibilat hydris (447).
    - somnos cantuque manuque solebat (754): some nice sounds here.
    - medicari (756): cf. medicatis frugibus (VI.420).
    - Marsis quaesitae montibus herbae (758): synchysis.
    - te...te... / te (759-60): apostrophe and anaphora.
    - liquidi...lacus (760): cf. lacus...liquidos (IV.526).
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    Lines 761-788:

    - proles pulcherrima (761): cf. pulcherrima proles (VI.648).
    - rursus / ...sub auras (767-8): cf. rursusque sub auras (III.422).
    - rursus / ...superas (767-8): cf. supera ut convexa revisant / rursus (VI.750-1).
    - aliquem...ab umbris / mortalem infernis (770-1): synchysis.
    - ad lumina...vitae (771): cf. si lumina vitae / attigerint (VI.828).
    - repertorem medicinae talis et artis / ...Phoebigenam (772-3): chiasmus.
    - detrusit (773): cf. detrudere finibus hostem (469); adgressi superisque Iovem detrudere regnis (VI.584; role reversal).
    - secretis...recondit / sedibus (774-5): cf. super Idalium sacrata sede recondam (I.681, said by Venus); secreta in sede (II.568); curva valle recondo (II.748).
    - solus ubi in silvis Italis ignobilis (776): sibilance; also, cf. ignobile vulgus (I.149).
    - templo Triviae (778): cf. Triviae...templum (VI.69).
    - cornipedes...equi (779): cf. cornipedum pulsu...equorum (VI.591).
    - aequore campi (781): cf. litore currum (779, of his father).
    - exercebat equos (782): cf. exercentur equis (163).
    - ipse inter primos (783): cf. II.479, of Pyrrhus.
    - arma tenens (784): cf. sceptra tenens (I.57, of Aeolus); lora tenens (I.477, of Troilus); tela tenens (V.514, of Eurytion).
    - triplici crinita iuba galea (785): synchysis.
    - Chimaeram / ...Aetnaeos efflantem...ignis (785-6): synchysis.
    - sustinet (786): cf. flagrantem...pinum / sustinet (397-8).
    - tam magis... / quam magis (787-8): apparently this is an archaism?
    - effera (787): cf. effera Dido (IV.642); Dido as Chimera.
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    Lines 789-817:

    - saetis obsita (790): cf. terribili impexum saeta (667).
    - lines 790-1: two spondaic lines.
    - caelataque...urna (792): framed line; also, cf. caelataque in auro / fortia facta patrum (I.640-1); caelatamque argento...bipennem (V.307).
    - pater Inachus (792): cf. Inachiis...ab Argis (286); Inachus Acrisiusque patres (372).
    - insequitur nimbus peditum (793): cf. insequitur commixta grandine nimbus (IV.161); effusi nimbo similes (V.317, of those in the footrace).
    - clipeataque totis / agmina...campis (793-4): synchysis.
    - densentur (794): first use of the verb in the work.
    - qui saltus, Tiberine, tuos (797): cf. vel quae, Tiberine, videbis funera (VI.873).
    - vomere (798): cf. vomeris huc et falcis honos (635).
    - Circaeumque iugum (799): cf. Circaeae...terrae (10).
    - quis Iuppiter Anxurus arvis / praesidet (799-800): cf. Geticis qui praesidet arvis (III.35).
    - gelidusque per imas / ...vallis (801-2): cf. gelidusque per ima cucurrit / ossa tremor (II.120-1); gelidusque coit formidine sanguis (III.30).
    - in mare conditur Ufens (802): cf. saevus ubi Orion hibernis conditur undis (719); Ufens (745; man and river).
    - agmen agens equitum (804): cf. magnum / agmen agens Clausus (706-7).
    - florentis aere catervas (804): cf. magna iuvenum stipante caterva (I.497); magna comitante caterva (II.40, 370); magna stipante caterva (IV.136); magna...comitante caterva (V.76).
    - bellatrix (805): cf. I.493, of Penthesilea.
    - femineas...manus (806): cf. femineae...curaeque iraeque (345).
    - virgo (806): cf. audetque viris concurrere virgo (I.493).
    - dura pati (807): cf. extrema pati (I.219); exsiliumque pati (II.638).
    - cursuque pedum praevertere ventos (807): cf. volucremque fuga praevertitur Hebrum (I.317, of Harpalyce); vivo temptat praevertere amore / iam pridem resides animos desuetaque corda (I.721-2).
    - teneras...aristas (809): cf. densae...aristae (720); teneras...palmas (II.406); teneras...frondes (III.449).
    - nec tingeret aequore plantas (811): cf. necdum fluctus latera ardua tinxit (III.665); ut primum alatis tetigit magalia plantis (IV.259, of Mercury).
    - omnis...effusa iuventus / turbaque (812): cf. crinis effusa sacerdos (IV.509); huc omnis turba ad ripas effusa ruebat (VI.305, of the dead; a striking echo).
    - prospectat euntem (813): first use of the frequentative in the work; also, cf. quis, pater, ille, virum qui sic comitatur euntem? (VI.863).
    - attonitis inhians animis (814): cf. pecudumque reclusis / pectoribus inhians (IV.63-4); attonitis haesere animis (V.529).
    - fibula crinem / auro internectat (815-6): cf. aurea purpuream subnectit fibula vestem (IV.139, of Dido); et tereti subnectit fibula gemma (V.313).
    - gerat...pharetram (816): cf. gestare pharetram (I.336).
    - et pastoralem praefixa cuspide myrtum (817): narratively, a somewhat abrupt ending; but stylistically, an impressive spondaic line with alliteration and chiasmus; also, cf. pastorale...signum (513); cornea bina ferunt praefixa hastilia ferro (V.557).
  13. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    Horsfall's humor just makes other commentaries seem so sterile.

    ingentem...lucum [...] still a hunting reserve, that of Castel Porziano, near the Tiber's l.bank. a haven for archaeologists, porcupines and the Italian president.

    lucoque uolabant Today, the birds sagely flock to the cities, where they will not be shot.
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    • Civis Illustris
    Horsfall mentioned this. Can't be a coincidence, right?

    __________________________rerum
    quis Latio antiquo fuerit status (37-8)

    iam Latio is status erat rerum (Liv.8.13.2)
  15. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    visa (nefas) longis comprendere crinibus ignem
    atque omnem ornatum flamma crepitante cremari,
    regalisque accensa comas, accensa coronam
    insignem gemmis; tum fumida lumine fuluo
    involvi ac totis Volcanum spargere tectis.
    id vero horrendum ac visu mirabile ferri: (73-8)

    The first two infinitives are clearly dependent on visa, and ferri is clearly historical. In his translation, Horsfall seems to take involvi and spargere as historical infinitives as well. But they're probably more complementary, right?
  16. Pacifica grammaticissima

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    Belgium
    Yes, to me they seem to go with visa.
  17. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    Gotta remember synaloepha is a fancy word for elision.

    Horsfall enjoys using it.
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  18. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    A funny note from Horsfall on occumbere (294): "Juno wishes the Trojans dead, but in high language!"
  19. AoM nulli numeri

    • Civis Illustris
    Apparently the English spelling is "Alecto", but I'm seeing many commentators (Horsfall included) use "Allecto". To me, the double l looks better.
  20. Dantius Homo Sapiens

    • Civis Illustris
    Location:
    in orbe lacteo
    I agree.

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