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ON the meaning of Virgil's expression caelum stare pulvere 1 and of Lucilius' pectus sentibus stare. 2
1 “The sky on columns of dust upborne,” Aen. xii. 407, where the poet is describing the effect of an advancing troop of cavalry.
2 “The breast with thorns is filled,” Lucil. 213, Marx. According to Nonius, p. 392, 2, stat means “is full of.” Donatus, ad Ter. Andr. iv. 2. 16 (69), quotes Lucilius for stat sentibus fundus, i. e., “the farm is full of thorns” (1301, Marx).
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