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flexis cannis, ‘with wreath of reeds,’ the usual ornament of river deities. Cf. IX. 3, inornatos redimitus harundine crines, Fast.v. 637, Tibris harundiferum caput extulit, Virg. Aen.VIII. 34, Milton, Lycidas, 104.

nova, new-created. Cf. 406 n., XIV. 390, ib. 499.

cornua. River gods were represented as bull-headed, whence the epithets tauriformis, Hor. C. IV. xiv. 15, corniger, XIV. 602. See Conington on G. IV. 37, and cf. IX. 1. sqq.

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