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Notes to Book four

For limina vitae, see Statius, Silv. 4.2.13 and Theb. 5.535 and 7.166. Cf. also Lucretius, DRN 3.681 (vitae cum limen); Lucan, BC 2.106; Seneca, Herc. Fur. 1133; and Statius, Silv. 2.1.38 (limine vitae). Cf. in Juvencus 2.652 (lucisque vigens ad limina [and moves with vigor toward the threshold of light]) and 3.314 (sub limine lucis [at the gate/of light 314-15]).