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[107] Possessa praeceptaque gaudia. Possessa, id est ad ea gaudia quae aliorum sunt praecepta, praeoccupata. Some read prarepta; but as Ovid frequently elsewhere uses praecepta in this very sense, it seems reasonable to give it the preference. Thus, in the Elegy upon the death of Drusus, he says, “Fingebas redcucem, praeceptaque mente fovebas
”; And, in the eleventh book of the Metamorphoses, “Phoebus anum simulat, praeceptaque gaudia sumit.

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