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Prŏcrustes , ae, m., = Προκρούστης,
I.a noted highwayman in Attica. He had a bed upon which he compelled travellers to lie down; when they were longer than the bed he cut off as much of their limbs as would suffice to make the length equal; and when they were shorter he stretched them out to its length. He was slain by Theseus: “vidit et immitem Cephisias ora Procrusten,Ov. M. 7, 438: “torvus,id. H. 2, 69; Sen. Clem. 2, 4, 1; cf. Hyg. Fab. 38.
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