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[54] Utile capi. This expostulation is strong and pathetic. She had hoped to find in Achilles a recompence for all her misfortunes. He himself had told her that her captivity should turn to her advantage; and yet so little did he regard her, that he preferred gratifying his resentment to her quiet; and rather than bend to Agamemnon, had refused to take her back, and even intended to return home without her.

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