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Surely Eliot's comment there is a joke, like the one at the end of the FIre Sermon.

Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>Can anyone look up and post a translation of the lines from Ovid quoted (in
>Latin) in Eliot's note to TWL 218?
>
>Eliot's comment, "of great anthropological interest," is pretty vague. Ovid,
>so far as I know, was at some distance from the 'original' sources of his
>material, which makes the anthropological interest of his lines a bit
>doubtful.
>
>Carrol