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flaventia, ‘ruddy.’ The colour is in point, as bay and chestnut horses were, together with grey, reckoned the handsomest. Cf. Virg. G. III. 81, honesti spadices glaucique. This was in accordance with the general preference of the Romans, as of the Greeks, for light hair, witnessed by the ascription of it to Minerva (ii. 749), Lucretia ( Fast.II. 763), Europa (ib. V. 609), Oenone ( Her.V. 122), Dido ( Virg. Aen.IV. 698). Cf. XIV. 97 n.849. Ehwald, following Magnus , retains the line pluma tegit volucres, ovibus sua lana decori est, which, omitted in M and appearing in two forms in “ε” and h, has been rejected by most editors.851. Cf. Theocr. XI. 30-3.
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