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metuendus erat, ‘I have need to fear him.’ The tense of erat has reference to the feeling of security (‘I thought I had no need to fear him’) which has now passed away. Cf. 222 n. For dative mi cf. IX. 191. cinis ipse sepulti, ‘his very ashes in the tomb.’ So in XII. 620 his warlike spirit lives in his shield: “ipse etiam, ut cuius fuerit dignoscere possis, bella movet clipeus, deque armis arma feruntur”.
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