[205, 206] “Atque equidem Teucrum memini Sidona venire” 1. 619, where, as here, ‘atque’ expresses the appositeness of the remark. ‘Annis,’ by reason of years. Cerda comp. Ov. F. 6. 103, “obscurior aevo Fama.” Scaliger thought the sense was “Haud ita multi sunt anni, sed fama pervagata non est.” The dimness of the tradition accounts for the appeal to the Auruncan elders. The ‘Aurunci’ (or Ausones) were regarded as a primitive people, and identified with the Aborigines. The tradition was preserved only by the oldest men of the oldest race. ‘Ut’ is epexegetical of ‘ita.’ Cory. thus or Cortona being in Etruria, ‘his agris’ must be taken with some latitude.
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