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  • Fit ergo coluber in uia que in presentis uitae latitudinem eos ambulare prouocat quibus partendo quasi blanditur.

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  • For _tueri_ 'observe, maintain' compare Cic _Tusc_ I 2 'mores et instituta uitae resque domesticas ac familiaris nos profecto et melius _tuemur_ et lautius'.

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  • Accipe, Pompei, deductum carmen ab illo debitor est uitae qui tibi, Sexte, suae. qui seu non prohibes a me tua nomina poni, accedet meritis haec quoque summa tuis; siue trahis uultus, equidem peccasse fatebor, 5 delicti tamen est causa probanda mei. non potuit mea mens quin esset grata teneri; sit precor officio non grauis ira pio.

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  • = See on i 2 _debitor ... uitae_, and compare _Tr_ V ix 11-14 'Caesaris est primum munus, quod ducimus auras;/gratia post magnos est tibi habenda deos./ille dedit uitam; tu quam dedit ille tueris,/et facis accepto munere posse frui': the similarity of phrasing makes it all but certain that the poem was addressed to

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  • = Compare _Her_ XII 203 (Medea to Jason) 'dos mea tu sospes' and Sen _Med_ 142 'muneri parcat meo [= _uitae suae_]' & 228-30.

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  • = The same sense of _labes_ at _Tr_ I ix 43 'uitae _labe carentis_' and Prop IV xi 41-42 'neque ulla _labe_ mea nostros erubuisse focos'; compare as well the phrase _sine labe_ at _Tr_ II 110 (_domus_),

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  • Caesaribus uitam, Sexto debere salutem me sciat; a superis hic mihi primus erit. tempora nam miserae complectar ut omnia uitae, 5

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  • = An image used elsewhere by Ovid as a metaphor of his unhappiness: see _Tr_ I iii 13 'hanc animo nubem dolor ipse remouit', _Tr_ V v 22 'pars uitae tristi cetera nube uacet', and

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  • Only in the transition between the topics does he refer to future help from Pompeius, linking it with the assistance he is already providing: nunc quoque nil subitis clementia territa fatis auxilium uitae fertque feretque meae.

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  • The genitive similarly used for the cause of indebtedness at i 2 _'debitor_ est _uitae_ qui tibi, Sexte, suae 'and

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