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incubuit ferro, threw herself upon the sword pointed upright; cf. Virg. Aen.IV. 663, ferro conlapsam, where the ordinary interpretation in ferrum seems to be supported by this passage, as against Henry, who explains ‘collapsed in consequence of the sword-wound,’ on the analogy of morbo conlapsa in Georg.III. 485.decepta decipit, ‘in death deceiving as in life deceived,’ King. Ovid is fond of this play on active and passive, cf. XIII. 925 n.
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