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1 Cf. Homer, Il. vi. 179-182, Phaedr. 229 D.
2 Od. xii. 85 ff.
3 Hesiod, Theog. 311-312.
4 Stallbaum ad loc. gives a long list of writers who imitated this passage. Hesiod, Theog. 823 f., portrays a similar monster in Typhoeus, who had a hundred serpent-heads. For the animal in man c.Tim. 70 E, Charm. 155 D-E, Phaedr. 230 A, 246 A ff., Boethius, Cons. iv. 2-3, Horace Epist. i. 1. 76, Iamblichus, Protrept. chap. iii.
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