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[118] Focos, probably braziers or pans to hold the fire for the altars (see Forc. and Dict. A. ‘Ara’): comp. v. 285 below, “Diripuere aras . . . Craterasque focosque ferunt,” “Caespite vivo Pone focum” Calp. E. 5. 25. ‘Focus,’ from its frequent connexion with ‘ara,’ is in Ovid, Tibullus, and Propertius not seldom used as synonymous with it: see Prop. 3. 12, 14, Tib. 1. 2, 82, Ov. M. 4. 753, A. A. 1. 637, &c. ‘Dis communibus,’ the gods to whom both appeal: so “Communemque vocate deum” 8. 275. Comp. (with Heyne) Prop. 1. 11, 16, “Ut solet amoto labi custode puella Perfida, communes nec meminisse deos.

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