Perversus occurs E. 3. 13 as a synonym for “malignus,” which is probably its sense here (comp. Catalecta 14. 7, “perversi Manes”). “Hic dies perversus atque adversus mihi obtigit” Plant. Men. 5. 1. Serv., who is followed by Gossrau, takes ‘perverso’ as i. q. “adverso:” Heyne, with whom Forb. agrees, renders ‘perverso numine’ “perversa, conturbata, et infirmata deorum voluntate.” They are going against the will of heaven and fate, but it is under the influence of a malign preternatural power.
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