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statque . . . rabie, ‘swarms with fierce dogs.’ Cf. Virg. Aen.XII. 407, pulvere caelum stare vident, where Servius explains stare by plenum esse. See also Henry on Virg. Aen.VI. 300.Rabie is a conjecture due to Heinsius, all MSS. having the nominative: [rabies Can.7 ‘and stands one rabid pack of hounds.’ So King in his translation. R. E.]. For the expression, equivalent to canes rabidi, cf. Virg. Aen.V. 257(of a scene represented in embroidery), saevitque canum latratus in auras, Milton P.l. II. 653, ‘about her middle round a cry of Hell-hounds never ceasing barked.’ Cf. Ellis on Cat. LX. 2.
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