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[71] Detrahat; that is, says Helvetius, detrahere cupiat. This figure is somewhat remarkable, and not without its use. It speaks of things past, as future. By it Deianira, to strike Hercules more forcibly, raises Antaeus from the dead.

Antaeus. This Antaeus was a monstrous giant, as some will have him, the son of the Earth; according to others, the son of Neptune. He obliged strangers to wrestle with him, and in the contest slew them. Hercules encountered him, and, lifting him from the earth, whence he was said constantly to derive fresh accessions of strength, pressed him to death.

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