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[37] Scilicet ipsa geram. This is an answer to these who urged Laodamia to assume the air and appearance of royalty. It is full of affection and tenderness for Protesilaus. She is so nearly concerned in whatever regards him, that she can take pleasure in nothing unless he is a participator, and affects to imitate him, as far as she can, in his very dangers and hardships.

Saturatas murice vestes. Murex is the name of a fish of whose blood the ancients made use in dyeing purple.

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