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ergo , so then : resumptive , referring back to 41-46 . — lěves , light - footed (
notice the short penult : lēves would be sleek ) . — æquore , the level , commonly
used , in poetry , for the sea . 61. destituent pudos : leave ( to dwell ) exposed ...
Cretæ , sometimes understood as a common noun following rapidus , which
bears down chalk , i . e . turbid , referring to the Oxus , a Scythian river . But there
is a town in Crete , Axus or Oaxus ( o here representing the digamma found on
coins ) ...
this description of rustic wealth is from the plea of Polyphemus , in Theocritus :
pecoris referring to sheep , and lactis to cows ( for the genitive see $ 50 , 3 , 6 ; G.
373 , 4 ) . 21. meæ agnæ , ewe lambs of mine . — Siculis , loosely used because
lycisca , wolf - hound , said to be a mongrel between dog and wolf . 19. quo . - ,
ille , whither is that fellow hurrying ? referring to the goat ( “ coge pecus ” ) , or , as
some think , the thief . 21. an , implying a previous question : “ could I not take my
Vol. I. Containing the Pastoral Poems and Six Books of the Æneid Virgil Joseph
Henry Allen, William Francis Allen, James Bradstreet Greenough. ECLOGUE VII .
- 1. argata , shrill rustling : generally referring to the high pitch of a sound . 3. ovis
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