Bella pater patruusque gerunt. She descends now to what had happened within her own time: her father and uncle are at war. This, as we have related above, was occasioned by the refusal of Danaus to match his fifty daughters to the fifty sons of Aegyptus. Fearing his brother's resentment, he fled into Peloponnesus, whither Aegyptus sent an army after him, under the command of his fifty sons. Thus a war commenced between the brothers.
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