Cano is regularly used of military music. Here ‘signa’ is probably the nom.: comp. Livy 27. 15, “canere inde tabae:” ib. 47, “ut attendat semel bisne signum canat in castris:” 28. 27, “classicum apud eos cecinit:” though Merivale on Sallust Cat. 59 (“signa canere iubet”） explains it as the accus. The countrymen on Turnus' side (“legio agrestis” 7. 681) are mentioned throughout Bk. 7: comp. 8. 8, “latos vastant cultoribus agros.”
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