Hie procul ignis erat. Paris here calls Helen his fire, ignis; a way of speaking strong and expressive, and not unusual with the poets. Thus, in the Eunuch of Terence, Parmenio, speaking to his master of the courtezan Thais, says, Accede ad ignem hunc.
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