a quotiens sola non ausa quiescere silva

DucuntFata

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Hello

I have a question about this line from the Metamorphoses, 2:489:

a quotiens sola non ausa quiescere silva

I scanned it thus:

-uu -- -- -uu -uu -x

Is this correct? Look at the strange result from this site, which seems to elide the i in quiescere. Is that possible? http://schediazein.altervista.org/Metron/Site/Result.php

Sorry if I have misplaced the thread.

Some context:

a! quotiens, sola non ausa quiescere silva,
ante domum quondamque suis erravit in agris!
a! quotiens per saxa canum latratibus acta est
venatrixque metu venantum territa fugit!

It is about Callisto, transformed into a bear.
 
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DucuntFata

New Member
But it it doesn't really make any sense, I would have thought sola was nominative. So:

-- -- -uu -uu -uu -x

?
 

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Yes, because the nominative wouldn't scan (unless Ovid made a scansion mistake, I suppose, but that's unlikely).
 
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