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positus, of burial, as situs in Livy, I. ii. 6.

622. [Palatinus summe loca gentis habebat, Can.7 Can.1 Bod. This passage shows how deep at times is the corruption of the Metamorphoses. It is nearly certain that loca is an error for Proca (Fast. iv. 52), the king who succeeded Aventinus. Proca once corrupted into loca changed summam into summae. So far Heinsius seems rightly to have restored. But Palatinus, which I have found in my three MSS., seems to me more probable than Palatinae, though Heinsius states this to be in M, and Korn's silence perhaps means the same thing. For in the list given by Bode's Mythographer (vol. I. p. 63) Aventinus and Palatinus are respectively tenth and eleventh in the series of kings. R. E.].

summam gentis. Cf. xiii.192 n.

Proca, Latin form of Procas, as Marsya of Marsyas, VI. 400, Aeeta of Aeetes, Her. XII. 29. See Roby, ยง 475.

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