Crudelis answers to ὠμός, and its contrary is expressed by “mitis.” Here accordingly it may be rendered ‘ruthless’ or ‘relentless agony’ (see on v. 298). Weidner cites Sall. Cat. 51 (Caesar's speech), where an enumeration of the horrors of a sack concludes with the words “postremo armis, cadaveribus, cruore atque luctu omnia conpleri.” The predicate appears to be ‘ubique,’ which is accordingly repeated with ‘pavor,’ and, in the form of ‘plurima,’ with ‘mortis imago.’
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