The Flames of Anger: Scholiast on Ovid, Ibis 36

“This story touches upon Eteocles and Polynices, “whose concord was separated by anger, even when the pyre was lit”, meaning that, just as the men had quarreled while alive, so on the pyre the flame which burnt each one remained wholly separate from the other.”

Historiam tangit de Eteocle et Polynice: quam concordiam vetus ira separat pira accensa i. in rogo, quia sicut viri discordaverant, ita flamma eorum discors et separata fuit.

The line from Ovid’s poem is quam vetus accensa separat ira pyra.

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