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iniusto, ‘lawless,’ in accordance with the character of Achilles as described by Horace, A.P. 122, “iura neget sibi nata, nihil non arroget armis”. The reference is to the scene described in Iliadi. where Achilles half draws his sword upon Agamemnon, but is restrained by Minerva.

petiit. The original long quantity is thus preserved by Ovid wherever petiit, subiit, etc., are followed by a vowel. The following instances occur in the Metamorphoses: petiit, II. 567, IX. 611, abiit, IV. 711, XI. 14, XV. 111, adiit, IV. 317, IX. 610, X. 15, XV. 63, interiit, III. 546, periit, XIV. 618, praeteriit, XIV. 101, rediit, 958, XIV. 519 and 766, subiit, I. 114, VII. 170, prosiluit, VI. 658. Transiit and exiit do not occur in Ovid, and Lachmann proposed to alter all passages in Virgil in which they are found as dactyls. See Conington's Excursus on Georg.II. 81, and Munro on Lucret. III. 1042.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 1
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