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intabescere, β€˜to melt.’ The same image of a bullet fused by its passage through the air is used

β€œnon secus exarsit quam cum Balearica plumbum
funda iacit: volat illud et incandescit eundo,
et quos non habuit, sub nubibus invenit ignes.

It is evidently taken from 178, ib. 306, where see Munro. Cf. Virg. Aen.IX. 588, Stat. Theb.X. 533.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.727
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 9.588
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 6.178
    • Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, 6.306
    • Statius, Thebias, 10
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