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[159] Avus vallatus. Vallatus, circumdatus, quasi vallis armatus, qui etiam pectines dicuntur. This way of speaking, frequent in Ovid, has been also imitated by other poets. Thus Silius Italicus says, “Et galea annosi vallatur dentibus apri.

And Seneca, “Saeva Tistphone caput--serpentibus vallata.

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