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John Conington, Commentary on Vergil's Aeneid, Volume 2, P. VERGILI MARONIS, line 116 (search)
A period or semicolon is commonly placed after Iulus, so as to make nec plura (dixit) adludens an elliptical clause by itself. But the other seems the easier punctuation. The propriety of putting this pleasantry into the mouth of Ascanius has often been remarked on. In Dion. H. 1. 55 it is said by some unknown member of the company.
John Conington, Commentary on Vergil's Aeneid, Volume 2, P. VERGILI MARONIS, line 187, 188 (search)
taking succinctus trabea et lituo as a zeugma, though it is a strong one. Forb. considers Quirinali lituo as an abl. of quality, or an attributive abl. Virg. may have intended the latter construction to help out the former. Romulus was an augur, and founded the city by help of the art. Hence the lituus (augur's staff or crook) is called Quirinalis. Ov. F. 6. 375, lituo pulcher trabeaque Quirinus. But the epithet comes in rather strangely here. Gossrau wishes to take Quirinali of Mars, comp. Dion. H. 2. 48, supposing Virg. to refer to some unknown story which associated the lituus with Mars. He remarks that the pie into which Picus was turned is known as picus Martius (Pliny 10. 18, Ov. F. 3. 37), and that Picus is represented as a Salian priest with the ancile. The trabea, a toga with horizontal stripes of purple, was the garment both of the kings and of augurs, though it seems to have been purple and white for the kings, purple and saffron for augurs. The epithet parva probably refe