Heyne quotes Aesch. Suppl. 160— 168, as containing a parallel sentiment. There is almost a play on the sense of ‘movebo,’ which = ‘flectere’ (“Quo fletu Manis, qua numina voce moveret?” G. 4. 505), and at the same time has the notion of stirring up or setting in action. Virg. may have thought of the phrase πάντα κινεῖν πέτρον, which Cerda comp., and of the language of Zeus to Hera Il. 8. 478 foll.
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