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[899] δ᾽ ἐπεὶ οὖν ἄμπνυτο καὶ ἐς φρένα θυμὸς ἀγέρθη Il. 22. 475 (Cerda). ‘Hausit caelum’ like “lucem pecudes hausereG. 2. 340 note, where perhaps it is too hastily assumed that the reference here is to drinking in by the eye. “Et nostra infantia caelum Hausit Aventinum” is Juvenal's imitation 3. 84, and would seem to show that he understood it of breathing. Comp. Cic. Cat. 1. 6. 15, “Potestne tibi haec lux, Catilina, aut huius caeli spiritus esse iucundus” &c.: “caelo hoc ac spiritu” pro Rab. Perd. 5. “Alium domi esse caeli haustum, alium lucis aspectum” Quint. Curt. 5. 5. 19. “Paullatim redit in sensus animamque receptatLucr. 3.505. “Recipere se” is a phrase: see Dictt.

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