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[93] Sors quoque nescio quem. The Greeks had been informed by the oracle, that he of their number who should first set foot upon Trojan ground was doomed to fall. Laodamia, whose fears gave her a thousand apprehensions, begs that he will not be too rash, and expose himself to an unavoidable fate. This proved to be his case in the sequel: for, when the Grecian fleet arrived in Phrygia, almost every one, mindful of the prediction of the oracle, scrupled to be the first that landed: till at length Protesilaus, full of indignation at such unmanly delays, boldly leaped on shore, and was soon after slain by Hector.

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