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[159] Superare Palaemona nando. Palaemon, called otherwise Melicertes, was the son of Athamas and Ino. The Romans gave him the name of Portunus, because they fancied him to be the God of mariners. The fable of his being changed into a sea-god, is related at large by our poet in his Metamorphoses.

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