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contigit os. For the touching of the lips in producing such effects cf. II. 122, pater ora sui sacro medicamine nati contigit, et rapidae fecit patientia flammae, and the kissing of the sick child Triptolemus by Ceres, Fast. iv. 540.

turba Quirini, sc. the people of Romulus, who after apotheosis was identified with Quirinus (cf. 828). The latter was properly either Mars or a Sabine counterpart of Mars.

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