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[105] Parens; Niobe, the daughter of Tantalus, and wife of Amphion king of Thebes, by whom she had seven sons, and as many daughters. Foolishly boasting that in her fruitfulness she exceeded Latona, she provoked the anger of Apollo and Diana, the son and daughter of that matron; who, causing all her children to be slain, changed the mother herself into a stone.

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