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  • Aegaea uera [_Passerat_: uerba _codd_] fatebar [_uar_ fatebor] aqua '; for the position of _uera_ he cited _EP_ III i 46 & IV xiii 26.

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  • For the corruption of _uera_ to _uerba_ he cited _Fast_ I 332,

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  • Quod legis, o uates magnorum maxime regum, uenit ab intonsis usque, Seuere, Getis; cuius adhuc nomen nostros tacuisse libellos, si modo permittis dicere uera, pudet. orba tamen numeris cessauit epistula numquam 5 ire per alternas officiosa uices; carmina sola tibi memorem testantia curam non data sunt -- quid enim quae facis ipse darem? quis mel Aristaeo, quis Baccho uina Falerna,

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  • HABET, the reading of most manuscripts, does not account for FERET, but is in itself acceptable enough; compare _Her_ XVI 59-60 'ecce pedum pulsu uisa est mihi terra moueri --/uera loquar ueri [_Heinsius_: uero _codd_] uix _habitura fidem_' and Cic _Flac_ 21 'sed fuerint incorruptae litterae domi; nunc uero quam _habere_ auctoritatem aut quam _fidem_ possunt?'.

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  • [_Barth_: uera _uel_ uero _codd_] ', _Her_ XVIII 152, Sen _Ag_ 66-68, and

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  • = At _Met_ II 38-39 the same phrase with a different meaning: (Phaethon to his father) 'pignora da, genitor, per quae tu uera propago/credar, et hunc animis _errorem_ [' doubt '] _detrahe_ nostris*.

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  • = Compare _Aen_ VIII 301 (of Hercules) 'salue, uera Iouis proles, decus _addite diuis_'.

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  • _Met_ IX 43, X 394 & XI 440; the impersonal construction at _Met_ V 533, IX 53 'certum est mihi uera fateri' & X

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  • _Quae quoniam_ seems very prosaic, but Ovid uses the phrase again at _Tr_ I ix 53-54 '_quae_ [_sc_ coniectura] _quoniam_ uera est ... gratulor ingenium non latuisse tuum'.

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  • The corruption was no doubt assisted by the isolated position of _uera_ at the start of the pentameter.

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