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procul, with reference to the same word used twice in 244.

infamatae, a word used also in Ex Pont. III. vi. 43. Notice that que is joined not to tecta which it connects with insidias, but to the epithet of deae which belongs to both clauses. Dillenburger has pointed out that this collocation of que as well as of ne and ve is a feature of the style of Horace. See a list of passages in Wickham's note on Hor. C. I. xxx. 6, where he says: ‘In all these cases the word to which it is joined is emphatic, and is usually a common element in the two clauses, the verb or adverb which gives their meaning to both, and which is placed in this way between them in order to make us feel their unity.’ It seems doubtful whether the effect is not rather to emphasise the second member of the coordination, for which the ear is thus kept waiting. Cf. 19 n., xiii.913 n.

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