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quamvis . . . numen, ‘vouchsafe some godhead to bestow, although it be but small,’ Golding. Korn quotes I. 171 for the separation of the gods into nobiles and plebs:dextra laevaque deorum atria nobilium valvis celebrantur apertis. plebs habitat diversa locis; a fronte potentes caelicolae clarique suos posuere penates.” Cf. also Ibis, 81, Mart.viii. 1. 3, bonus accubuit genitor cum plebe deorum, et licuit Faunis poscere vina Iovem, Mayor on Juv.xiii. 46, Tusc. Disp. I. xiii. 29, maiorum gentium Di qui habentur.

590. [aliquod Bod., aliquid Can.7 m. pr. I prefer aliquid ‘something,’ not aliquod ‘some godship.’ R. E.].

inamabile regnum, as in IV. 477. Cf. Virg. G. IV. 479, palus inamabilis.

aspexisse. Cf. 126 n.

594. [est is ait] est celesti numine dignus, Can.7 This suggests ‘estaitest caelesti numine dignus: quaeque petis pro quoque petis’: ‘he is, verily he is worthy of deification: worthy art thou that askest, and he for whom thou askest alike.’ Yet as M has estis ait caelesti numine digni, and the plural agrees better with the two nominatives, Korn is perhaps right in following Heinsius. R. E.].

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