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captivo with curru. The word is used not uncommonly of inanimate things, though the allusion here is specially to the horses, 252, n, 253 n. Cf. Fast.III. 731, “cinnama tu primus captivaque thura dedisti”, Hor. Epp.II. i. 193, Virg. Aen.II. 765, where Conington remarks that the usage is not confined to poetry, and refers to the similar use of “αἰχμάλωτος”. Cf. Fast.V. 593, “Parthe, refers aquilas; victos quoque porrigis arcus”, Ex Pont. II. i. 41, “deque triumphato...auro aurea Romani tecta fuisse fori”.

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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 2.765
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