innuptae: for virgines, as in Catul. 64.78.
contra, on your side, i.e. from your position at a table
nimirum: i.e. it must
be that the youths have already caught sight of the evening
star, and that is the reason for their rising.
Oetaeos: Mt. Oeta is
the name of the range in the district of Oetaea, just at the
head of the Maliae Gulf between Thessaly and Aetolia. Upon it the funeral pyre of
Heracles was erected. It is sometimes connected with the
Thessalian Olympus; cf. v.
ostendit ignes: cf.
Hor. Carm. 3.29.17
iam clarus occultum Andromedae pater
Calp. Buc. 5.120
iam sole fugato frigidus aestivas
impellit Noctifer horas.
famous vale of Tempe through which the Peneus flows (cf. v.
285) Phthiotic, as synonymous with Thessalian in general,
though in strictness the district of Phthiotis was the
southernmost of the divisions of Thessaly, extending not
so far north even as Pharsalus.
Crannon and Larisa
were both towns of Pelasgiotis near the Peneus.
Pharsalum coeunt: the
commoner form of the legend made Mt. Pelie this glory
greater by his own great deeds, but is to find his greatest
glory in his son.
Emathiae: the name
meant to the Greeks Macedonia, but with common poetic
inexactness is here used of Thessaly; cf.
Verg. G. 1.491
nec fuit indignum superis sanguine
nostro Emathiam pinguescere
(of the battle of Pharsalus).
Ov. Trist. 5.3.17
dominae fati quidquid ce