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[684] Falle dolo, personate. Gossrau comp. μορφὴν δολώσας, Soph. Phil. 129, where however δολοῦν merely means to disguise. Comp. rather the use of ‘mentior,’ and see note on v. 407. ‘Notos pueri puer indue voltus:’ it will not be difficult for you to put on the expression of a boy as you are a boy yourself. Venus removes an objection by anticipation. The notions of actual transformation and of imitation are blended and perhaps confused throughout. ‘Notos,’ not known to Cupid, but i. q. “solitos:” “non corpore notae Sufficiunt vires,” 12. 911. ‘Pueri puer:’ comp. 5. 569.

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