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Sparserat, sc. lumine as in Virg. Aen.XII. 113, but this absolute use of spargere seems harsh. [Presserat Can.7, Can.1, Bod.; perhaps rightly, ‘had sunk upon.’ R. E.]. Cf. Stat. Theb.VII. 105, iam pronis Gradivus equis Ephyrea premebat litora.

Tartessia, of Tartessus in Spain, used to indicate the extreme west. Cf. Sil. Ital.iii. 399, Tartessos stabulanti conseia Phoebo.

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