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sacred “aunt—My,” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, iv. 5. 134. “It is remarkable that the Greeks give to the uncle the title of Sacred, θεῖος. Patruus avunculus, πρὸς μητρὸς θεῖος, Gaz. de Senec.; patruus, πρὸς μητρὸς θεῖος, avunculus, Budæi Lexic.; θεῖος is also used absolutely for πρὸς πατρὸς θεῖος, Euripid. Iphigen. Taurid. 1. 930, Ιφι<*> που νοσοῦντας θεῖος ὕβρισεν δόμους; And Xenoph. Κυρου παιδ. lib. i. passim” (VAILLANT) . “This circumstance may tend to establish an opinion I have elsewhere expressed, that this play was not the entire composition of Shakspeare [see Introduction to Troilus and Cressida, Dyce's Shakespeare, second edition], to whom the Grecism before us was probably unknown” (STEEVENS) .

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