From Ars Amatoria, this simple sentence:
"vir male dissumulat, tectius illa cupit."
The role of "tectius" here I find confusing. "tectius" is a NEUTER comparative adjective of tectus, NOM or ACC case. What is it modifying? Seems like it should be "illa", but the gender is wrong.
I'm pretty sure the sentence means something like
"The man pretends badly, the woman hides her desires"
What's the deal here?