Stat. Silu. 4.2.7
It is suggested that, while Gauthier Liberman’s objections against the transmitted celebrem mea uota in Stat. Silu. 4.2.7 as understood by D.R. Shackleton Bailey (‘to celebrate my answered prayers’), which lead Liberman to a new conjecture rata instead of mea, are valid, a different interpretation of the phrase can be suggested to defend the transmitted text, viz. ‘to fulfill my promises (producing this poem in repayment of Domitian’s invitation)’, cf. OLD s.uu. uotum 1d, celebro 5.