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[65] Πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε, Il. 1. 544. The ‘namque’ is also Homeric, e. g. Il. 24. 334, Ἑρμεία, σοὶ γάρ τε μάλιστά γε φίλτατόν ἐστινΒάσκ᾽ ἴθι. Macrobius (Sat. 6. 1) says that the words ‘Divom pater atque hominum rex’ are from Ennius. Varro, L. L. 5. 65, quotes “divomque hominumque pater rex” as from Ennius.

[66] Od. 10. 22, ἠμὲν παυέμεναι ἠδ᾽ ὀρνύμεν ὅν κ᾽ ἐθέλῃσιν. ‘Vento,’ as the important word in the sentence, is to be taken with ‘mulcere’ as well as with ‘tollere.’ Comp. note on E. 2. 26.

[67] Navigat aequor: comp. Cic. Fin. 2. 34, “cum Xerxes mare ambulavisset, terram navigasset” (if the reading “mare” be certain).

[68] Imitated by Ov., F. 4. 251, “Cum Troiam Aeneas Italos portaret in agros,” and again Ep. 7. 51, “Ilion in Tyriam transfer felicius urbem.” See on 2. 703, and comp. (with Weidner) 7. 233. ‘Victosque Penatis,’ 8. 11.

[69] Incute vim ventis, ‘throw fury into the winds.’ Serv. quotes Enn. A. inc. fr. 117, “dictis Romanis incutit iram.” Henry adopts another suggestion of Serv., making ‘ventis’ abl., like “dictis” in Enn. l. c., i.q. “incute vim Troianis per ventos.” ‘Submersas obrue puppis:’ comp. note on “iactatos arcebat,” v. 29 above.

[70] Diversas was the old reading, supported by inferior MSS. Heins. restored ‘diversos,’ which would naturally be changed by copyists as slightly the more difficult. The idea of ‘age diversos’ is kept up in ‘disiice,’ though ‘corpora’ belongs rather to the notion conveyed in ‘submersas.’ Med. originally had ‘aut’ for ‘et.

[71] In Il. 14. 267, Here bribes Sleep by the offer of one of the Charites in marriage, they being represented in Hom. as her attendants, like the Nymphs here. ‘Praestanti corpore,G. 4. 538.

[72] Deiopea is the reading of all Ribbeck's MSS. The common and easier reading ‘Deiopeam,’ which Heyne retained, is supported by quotations by Donatus and Maximus Victorinus. ‘Deiopea’ is mentioned with the epithet ‘Asia’ in G. 4. 343, as one of the companions of Cyrene. ‘Forma pulcherrima,’ v. 496 below.

[73] Heyne, whom Hermann (El. Doc. Met. p. 63) approves, gets over the difficulty of the quantity in ‘connubio’ by making it a trisyllable. The analogy of “pronubus,” “innubus,” might be pleaded, as proving a variation of quantity; a view strongly supported by Luc. Müller, De Re Metrica, p. 258, Munro on Lucr. 3.776. ‘Propriam dicabo,’ ‘make her thine for ever.’ See E. 7. 31, note. Juno speaks not only as the mistress of the nymph, but as the goddess of marriage. It is in the same character that she offers to dispose of the hand of Dido, 4. 126, where this line is repeated. The line in Il. 14. 268 is δώσω ὀπυιέμεναι καὶ σὴν κεκλῆσθαι ἄκοιτιν. Virg. characteristically keeps the form, while expressing himself in a different fashion. Σὴν κεκλῆσθαι ἄκοιτιν may remind us of “coniunx quondam tua dicta,” 2. 678, and we may remember that “dico,” “dicare” has an affinity in usage, if not in form, with “dico,” “dicere” (comp. 6. 138 note). ‘Tibi’ is not expressed, being really given in the two following lines.

[74] Il. 14. 269, Od. 5. 210, ἧς αἰὲν ἐέλδεαι ἤματα πάντα. Virg. appears to have taken ἐέλδεαι as the future, which, as Heyne remarks, would be supported by Od. 6. 281, ἕξει δέ μιν ἤματα πάντα. “Pro talibus ausis,” 2. 535.

[75] The sense will be the same, whether ‘pulchra prole’ is taken with ‘faciat’ (“per pulchros liberos, quos tibi pariat, te faciat parentem,” as Forb. has it), or with ‘parentem,’ as a descriptive ablative. Weidner comp. Hor. 3 Od. 5. 5, “Milesne Crassi coniuge barbara Turpis maritus vixit?

[76-80] ‘Aeolus says he cannot refuse the goddess to whom he owes his power.’

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