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μετώπωνπλήγματα, blows from the forehead; the bull is now butting (“κυρίττων”) at Heracles,—as shown on the gem mentioned above (507 f., n.). Schol.: “οἱ γὰρ ταῦροι τοῖς κέρασι καὶ μετώποις μάχονται.—στόνος”, in the strenuous effort. Cp. Cic. Tusc.2. 23. 56(quoted by Billerbeck and others) “pugiles etiam cum feriunt adversarium in iactandis cestibus ingemiscunt”,—not from pain or fear, he adds, but because the very utterance helps to brace up the nerves (“omne corpus intenditur”).

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