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hunc tamen. Ajax might object that Agamemnon had already strong motives to induce him to disregard his paternal love. Ulysses proceeds therefore to give stronger instances of his power. frater, either ‘the thought of his brother,’ for which cf. Hor. C. I. xxxv. 33, “eheu cicatricum et sceleris pudet fratrumque”, Virg. Aen.III. 343, or more probably ‘his feelings as a brother,’ ‘brotherly love.’ See XII. 29 (in 187 n.). VIII. 463, “pugnant materque sororque” (‘the mother and the sister are at strife,’ i.e. the feelings of Althaea as a mother and as a sister), and cf. Tennyson Enoch Arden, ‘Then the new mother came about her heart.’
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