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[61] They were reluctant even to permit masculine Greek nouns to end in -as in the nominative case, and consequently in Caelius we find Pelia cincinnatus and in Messala bene fecit Euthia, and in Cicero Hermagora.1 So we need not be surprised that the majority of early writers said Aenea and Anchisa.

1 This form does not actually occur in Cicero, MSS. evidently wrongly giving Hermagaras.

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