Gelido axe; that is, from Colchis, which is a cold climate in respect of Greece, as being situated farther to the north. We are also to consider this as proceeding from contempt and disdain, intimating that he had made choice of a barbarian. She therefore beightens and exaggerates the reflection, and reproaches him with taking a wife from the icy pole, although Colchis was far enough distant from it.
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