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repetita, ‘revived.’ Bearing the same sceptre as his grandfather Latinus he also bore the same name.

nomina. Cf. 616, 621, xiii.108 n.

612. [clarius subit ecce latino Epitus ex illo est, Can.1 Heinsius introduces from Fast. iv. 43 for ecce Alba the name of the next king to Latinus. At first this seems convincing, as the V. in the Fasti is isque, Latine, tibi pater est. Subit Alba Latinum. But how can ecce have arisen from Alba? All MSS. have ecce. De Mure, the Swiss compiler of the Repertorium Vocabulorum Exquisitorum, in which so much of the Ibis is preserved, has under the word Capys, Capis eciam est proprium nomen cuiusdam regis sicut dicitur in glosa super Ouid Fast quod epithus genuit clarium et quemdam nomine capim clarius genuit caphetum unde idem in iiii et tuus est idem capethe factus auus. From this it seems he thought clarius was a proper name; and so the writer of Can.1, in which over clarius and epitus is written a small p. That it is a proper name is also probable from the variety of spellings, clarius, clarus, darus, cliarus, narus. Sir G. C. Lewis (Credibility of Early Roman Hist. i. p. 358) shows that the name Alba is not found in the list of kings given by the author of the work de origine gentis Romanae, by CassiusD. , Appian, or Bode's Mythographer. It is possible that Clarius or some similar name may in some accounts be substituted for Alba. In other points also the list in Met.xiv. differs from that in Fast. iv. In Fast. Agrippa, not Acrota, follows Tiberinus, and has a son Remulus. In Metamm. Remulus and Acrota are both sons of Tiberinus. Hence I conjecture that the true reading is Clarius (? Clarus) subit, hicque (or perhaps eque) Latino, Epitus ex illo est: ‘Clarius succeeds, and he is the son of Latinus, as Epitus is the son of Clarius.’ The above emendation is, I think, quite in Ovid's manner. R. E.].

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