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[693] Edere of speaking v. 799 below: with ‘ore’ 7. 194. ‘Effusis imbribusG. 2. 352., 4. 312. It may be questioned whether the words here are to be taken closely with ‘atra’ or not. Strictly speaking of course the discharge of the rain would diminish the blackness of the sky: but Virg. may mean to describe the first moments of a storm, when rain and blackness are seen together, and the supposition of a close connexion is favoured both by the order and by G. 1. 323, though there the ‘imbres’ are called ‘atri’ while still in the clouds.

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