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[206] Angues iubati appear to have been unusual, if not prodigies. Cerda refers to Livy 43. 13 (15), “in aede Fortunae anguem iubatum a compluribus visum esse,” and to Plaut. Amph. 5. 1. 56,devolant angues iubati,” of the serpents strangled by Hercules; as also to Eur. Phoen. 820, φοινικολόφοιο δράκοντος, which Virg. may have had in his mind. These crests seem to have been of actual hair, as Pindar, Pyth. 10. 47, speaks of them as φόβαι. Pliny 11. 37 says “draconum cristas qui viderit, non reperitur.

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