Coacti, the old reading before the time of Heins., supported by Gud. corrected and others, and the MSS. of Nonrus, p. 253, is more euphonious: but ‘coactis,’ which is found in the best extant MSS., and was read by Serv. and perhaps Donatus, is much more forcible, and is confirmed by imitations in Ov. 1 Amor. 8. 83, “discant oculi lacrimare coacti,” and Juv. 13. 133, “vexant oculos humore coacto,” and was possibly itself imitated from Aesch. Ag. 794, ἀγέλαστα πρόσωπα βιαζόμενοι.
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