P. Ovidius Naso
Ovid Fast. 6.403-4
Curtius ille lacus, siccas qui sustinet aras,
nunc solida est tellus, sed lacus ante fuit.
That Lake of Curtius, which supports dry altars, is now solid ground, but formerly it was a lake.
Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from P. Ovidius Naso: Volume V. Fasti, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 253, translated by J.G. Frazer, revised G.P. Goold, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 1931, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.