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[117] Quid enim post illa timerem. Helvetius has the following remark upon this passage: Ne iocum his verbis male captasse Naso videatur, Medeae totam sententiam sic accipe: Quanquam nunc non audeam scribere, quae ipsa patrasi; non verita sum tamen antea mari me credere: nam quid non ausa esset, quae potuit ea omnia, quae in patrem et fratrem peccavi, admittere? 'Although I now dare not write, what I yet dared to commit, I was not however afraid, even at that time, to expose myself to the dangers of the sea. For what would I not have ventured upon, after so many crimes against my father and brother?' Se fatetur (adds Helvetius) antea inconsulte ac veluti per dementiam, aut rabie quadam divexatam, omnia fecisse.

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