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advertens, sc. animum, ‘heedfully,’ or perhaps rather ‘with admonition,’ in the sense of increpans. Cf. Sen. Ep.94(cited by Lewis and Short), non docet admonitio, sed advertit. The mystery and horror of Circe's employment are heightened by words which suggest the occupation of the ideal Roman matron, with calathi about her, assigning tasks by weight to her maids (cf. XIII. 511), and bidding them be quick, as Lucretia does, ‘nunc, nunc properate, puellae’ ( Fast.II. 745).
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