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movere, not in the metaphorical sense, but literally of setting in motion two things of which the special characteristic is immobility, so that the word has the same appropriateness as mulcere, morari and retinere. Cf. VII. 204-5. The voice of Canens possesses the same power as the lyre of Orpheus or Arion , of which there are many descriptions, as X. 86-105, Fast.II. 84-92, Ars Amat. III. 321-6. So Apollo was said to have built Troy and Amphion Thebes by playing on the lyre, Her.XVI. 180, Hor. A. P.394.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 7.204
    • Horace, Ars Poetica, 394
    • Ovid, Epistulae, 16
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
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