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hac, near Pelorus, which in V. 350 is called from its nearness to Italy Ausonius, Zancle or Messana being a little below this narrowest part of the strait. In Virgil the fugitives do not so closely approach the strait, and land at nightfall near the foot of Aetna, as Ulysses had done previously. Here on the next morning they meet with Achaemenides, an incident which Ovid introduces subsequently, XIV. 160. Cf. XIV. 75 n.730. Cf. Virg. Aen.III. 420, “dextrum Scylla latus, laevum implacata Charybdis obsidet”, where both are more fully described, as is Scylla, XIV. 60 sqq.
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