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neve . . . putes. The person addressed is not the visitor to Salamis, to convince whom the statue exists, but Pomona, to convince whom the story is told, so that this is another example of the use noticed on 32.dominae sub imagine, ‘in the likeness of the dame.’ Cf. XIII. 714, n. Domina thus generally used, without that relative sense which appears in 261, 318, XIII. 837, is most frequently a title of goddesses, as in Amor. III. xiii. 18, Ars Amat. I. 148, Virg. Aen.III. 438.
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