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[895] Clamore incendunt caelum is an instance of the not uncommon poetical licence which speaks of sound in language properly applicable to light: comp. with Heyne Aesch. Pers. 395, Σάλπιγξ δ᾽ ἀϋτῇ πάντ᾽ ἐκεῖν᾽ ἐπέφλεγεν. Heyne's explanation, that ‘incendere’ = ‘augere,’ and ‘clamore incendunt caelum’ = ‘clamorem incendunt caelo,’ is unnatural. “Incendunt clamoribus urbem” 11. 147. Comp. 9. 500 note. The hypermeter is like that in 4. 629, G. 2. 344 &c.

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