χερσὶ refers to deeds of prowess: νώτοισι to feats of sheer strength, as when he took the place of Atlas, or carried the Erymanthian boar to Mycenae.—Cicero's version, Quae corpore exanclavi atque animo pertuli, has caused the inference that his text contained an equivalent for animo. Wecklein suggests that he read στέρνοισι (cp. 1090), but misunderstood it. Perhaps, however, Cicero felt his rhetorical antithesis to be warranted by the idea of mental anguish implied in μοχθήσας.
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