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[117] Prima. After mentioning the injuries done to herself, viz. his killing the Minotaur her brother, and deserting her sister Ariadne; she observes, that the wrongs done to Hippolytus equally deserved to be resented. He had for his mother Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons, whom Theseus cruelly murdered: she had not been received as a lawful wife; he was therefore excluded from the succession; and, as if all this had not been sufficient, to remove him yet farther from the throne, and cut off all hopes of rule, he had given him brothers.

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