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ultro, ‘for thyself,’ without effort; just as with the active it means ‘spontaneously,’ ‘of oneself,’ proprio motu. See Henry on Virg. Aen.II. 145, and cf. Eun.IV. vii. 42, novi ingenium mulierum: nolunt, ubi velis; ubi nolis, cupiunt ultro.

certeque. [Certoque, Can.7, looks to me right: dignus eras ultro (poteras certoque) rogari, ‘you deserved to be solicited unasked; you might have been, I am sure,’ whereas certeque, the ordinary reading, ‘at any rate you might have been,’ is an anticlimax, R. E.], especially as it must be referred to Scylla, who might well have accepted him, though she would not. If certo is read, Circe will be alluding to her own sudden passion for Glaucus. For the distinction between the two forms see Kennedy, P.S.l.G. § 88, and for the tense of eras, XIII. 222 n.

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