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ad numerum, ‘in rhythm.’

pedibus. Heinsius wished to alter this to manibus, because the movement of the hands is so often specified as the chief element in dancing. Cf. Ars Amat. I. 595, si vox est, canta: si mollia brachia, salta, ib. II. 305, Rem. Am. 334, fac saltet, nescit si qua movere manum, Amor. II. iv. 29, illa placet gestu numerosaque brachia ducit. But the rhythmic movement of the feet is also spoken of, as in Hor. C. II. xii. 17, quam nec ferre pedem dedecuit choris and this reference seems to be fixed here by saltu agresti.

duxere, not ‘led,’ but ‘drew out,’ with reference to the long sweeping movement of the dance. So the word is used of processions 746, XIII. 699, G. III. 22, Juv.i. 145Juv., X. 240.

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