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[217] With some hesitation I have restored, as Henry and Ribbeck have done, ‘subnexus,’ though found but in one MS., the Leyden. ‘Subnixus’ might stand, in nearly the same sense, the chin and hair being said to rest on the cap or capstrings, agreeably to the use of “fulcio” (E. 6. 53 note) and ἐρείδω. But it is more credible that the two words should have been confused, as their cognates not unfrequently are (see 1. 448., 5. 279), than that Virg. should have used the less appropriate in preference to the more appropriate. ‘Rapto potitur,’ enjoys his prey, ‘raptum’ as in 7. 749. So Helen is called τὸ ῥύσιον in relation to Paris Aesch. Ag. 535. From this line to 5. 37 Rom. is deficient.

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