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Hersilie, nom., crines being accus. with flagrans (Roby, ยง 1102). But the reading is very doubtful. The MSS. have Hersiliae crinis. Polle, who in 847 has in crinis, reads here Hersilia e terris, Zingerle Hersilia aerias. Edwards, following Postgate, has aetherias crinis, which according to Ehwald requires the further change of oras for auras. The descent of the miraculous fire upon Hersilia's head betokened her elevation to divine honour. Cf. Fast. VI. 635, Virg. Aen. II. 683, where see Henry.

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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 14.847
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