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Elysias domos. Following Virgil, Ovid places the abode of the happy dead in the underworld, not, as Homer ( Od.IV. 563-8) and Hesiod (Op. et Di. 170-3, cf. Hor Epod.xvi.), in a distant western region (the ‘Happy Isles’ of Tennyson's Ulysses), where the life of the golden age is reproduced.

regna novissima, the last of the three realms assigned to Jupiter, Neptune and Pluto.

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