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[83] Apollinis arcus. The brave and heroic spirit of Achilles would have highly blamed an action so base; and had he been alive, he would probably have done her justice. She mentions the arrows of Apollo, not from supposing that Achilles was actually slain by that God, but because he fell in the temple of Apollo by the hand of Paris, who wounded him with a javelin, in the heel, in which part alone he was capable of being hurt.

Dardana qui Paridis direxti tela manusque
Corpus in aeacidae.

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