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  • Professor R.J. Tarrant points out to me how Ovid elaborates the novel item of comparison in a full distich with several picturesque details (_Punica_, _lento cortice_, _rubent_), then reviews familiar elements rather more quickly in 9-10, with geography the ordering principle.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Aurea cum primum gemmantets rpre per herbas Matutina rubent radiati lumina Solis,

    T. Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex

  • lilia, ut autumno candida mala rubent. ima uidebatur talis inludere palla: 35

    He dreams that Neaera is false to him


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  • Rubent signifies reddening or red (OED).

    June 9, 2014