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[96] Pal., Verona fragm., Gud., &c. have “quinas,” which was the old reading, a mistake probably originating in an unmetrical variant “caeditque binas,” which is found in Rom. There is no authority for the number 5, whereas 2 was one of the sacred numbers, as we have just seen, v. 77. ‘Binas’ for ‘duo’ as in E. 3. 30 &c. The three kinds of victims are the same as those sacrificed at the Suovetaurilia or Solitaurilia. Comp. 1. 634. 635.

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