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adversa terra, ‘fast upon the ground,’ with the ground directly opposite. Cf. 442 n., and for the expression, Her.VI. 26, “in opposita lumina fixus humo”, Liv.xxi. VII. 10, “adversum femur tragula graviter ictus cecidit”.

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    • Ovid, Epistulae, 6
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 21, 7
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