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[100] Thressa puella. Heinsius gives his opinion in favor of this reading, moved by the general contempt in which the Thracians were held by the Greeks, as we learn from their history. Thus aemilius Probus tells us of its being objected to Themistocles, that he was born of a Thracian mother. Athenaeus too remarks, that Timotheus, the celebrated general, had for his mother a Thracian and a courtezan. Hence also in Valerius Flaccus, book 3, Zethes and Calais are called by Jason, in a way of contempt, Thracia proles:Nunc Parthaonides, nunc dux mihi Thracia proles:
Aspera nunc pavidos contra ruit agna leones.

All this makes the correction extremely probable. The common, and (as Crispinus thinks) the true reading is Sesta.

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