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latitantia (cf. xiii.786 n.), Korn's conjecture for manantia of MSS. [Bod. Can.1 Can.7 R. E.], is accepted by Zingerle. Merkel reads nutantia, remarking that guttis, the variant for cannis, evidently arose from manantia, and comparing for the scene VI. 326, tremulis circumdata cannis. “Merkel's nutantia, Korn's latitantia can neither of them be thought very plausible. In Cul. 78 the cod. Vossianus (Bährens, Poet. Lat. Min. II. p. 51) gives mariantia for manantia: it would be only a further step in the development of error to find mariantia corrupted into uariantia, and conversely I believe uariantia to be the original word which the MSS. of the Metamm. now give as manantia. The caves shimmer with the agitation of the reeds, i.e. a variable light plays through the caves produced by their agitation' (Dr. Ellis in Journal of Philology, vol. XII. 1883, p. 75).

semicaper, sc. capripes, ‘goat-foot,’ an epithet proper to the goat-hoofed Pan, but transferred, like his other epithet bicornis, to the Italian Faunus, who was identified with him.

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