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[426] Ἡφαίστοιο: i.e. blazing fire, cf. “τανύοντο” (sc. the pigs) “διὰ φλογὸς Ἡφαίστοιο Ι” 468. The god is put for his element; cf. “Ἄρης” for “πόλεμος” v. 381; “Ἀμφιτρίτη” for “θάλασσα μ” 97; “Ἀφροδίτη” for “ἔρως χ” 444; “Ἀχελῷος” for “ὕδωρ” Eur. Bacch. 625; cf. Vulcanum spargere tectis Verg. Aen. vii. 77; Liber and Bacchus for vinum Hor. Carm. iii. 16. 34, Serm. i. 4. 89; Venus for amor id. Carm. i. 27. 14; Neptunus for mare id. Epod. 17. 55.

427-432 = 1.464-469.

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