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(26.) Pango used of words at I.25, I.933, and IV.8, but in Ennius of facta (Varia 2 Vahlen); tango of physical bodies at I.304, II.403, etc., but of Lucretius at Ill.261, and of Heraclitus at I.643; discutior of natural force at II.953, 959, etc., but of the poet at I.148 etc.; cogo of physical impact at II.152, 282, 887, etc., but of persuasion at I.499, I.976; the object of exsolvere is the physical nexus at I.220, the mind at II.381.
Lucretius sums up the process in a line: "Religionum animum nodis exsolvere pergo." Rouse gives us "loose the mind from the close knots of superstition," while Bailey offers "hasten to free the mind from the close bondage of religion." And A.
The corrections of promtiorem to promptiorem and assumsi to assumpsi (78), exolvere to exsolvere (214), and concilium to consilium (344), among others, all violate her own principle, since the features they represent can be found in her list of typical deviations from classical usage, and accordingly could not be called 'clear misspellings.'
Sol Pictor often emphasises the newness or novelty of its subject, and the poet reflects on the challenge he has undertaken: "Quam sit difficile antiquis exsolvere dictis" ("How difficult it is to explain in ancient diction" 45).