Magna Gud., a reading mentioned with disapproval by Serv. Serv. on E. 6. 11 has a story, told also by the Pseudo-Donatus in his Life of Virg., but refuted by the chronology, that Cicero used the words ‘magnae spes altera Romae’ of Virg. on hearing the Sixth Eclogue recited in the theatre, the ‘first hope’ being himself.
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