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‘By the strait it stands, a huge peak gathered to a single summit, with sloping front that from afar stretches to the sea.’ For convexus cf. XIV. 154. Longus ab aequoribus is Merkel's conjecture. Ehwald retains the MS. reading, while Zingerle follows the reading of Heinsius from four MSS. sine arboribus. [MSS. give longa sub arboribus convexus (connectus, Bod., which also omits ad and has in superscribed) ad aequora vertex. This is capable of a good sense, ‘a peak sloping down to a long stretch of sea water covered by trees,’ whereas the change of arboribus to aequoribus is in the last degree violent and improbable. R. E.]
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