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[720] “Graius homo” Enn. A. 183, Lucr. 1.66. The words are probably meant simply to contrast Acron's descent with his dwelling-place, he being one of Evander's Arcadian followers (see 9. 10): though it is possible (as Heyne suggests) that Virg. may have followed the tradition given by Dionys. 1. 20. 26, that Cortona was taken and inhabited by the Pelasgi. The rhythm ‘profugus hymenaeos’ is like that of “despexit hymenaeos” Catull. 62 (64). 20, “novo auctus hymenaeo” ib. 64 (66). 11. Comp. E. 6. 53, A. 7. 398. Heyne comp. Il. 11. 241 foll. Ὣς μὲν αὖθι πεσὼν κοιμήσατο χάλκεον ὕπνον, Οἰκτρὸς ἀπὸ μνηστῆς ἀλόχου, ἀστοῖσιν ἀρήγων, Κουριδίης, ἧς οὔτι χάριν ἴδε (of Iphidamas). We may also comp. Il. 2. 700. ‘Profugus’ seems to be little more than an extension of ‘linquens.

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