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tractata comis. Cf. Virg. Aen.II. 403, “trahebatur passis Priameia virgo crinibus”. See 336 n.

antistita Phoebi. Cassandra had received the gift of prophecy from Apollo.

non . . . palmas, ‘unavailing hands.’ But palmas is to be taken strictly, the hand being held in supplication with the palm uppermost. Cf. VIII. 681, “manibusque supinis concipiunt preces”, Virg. Aen.IV. 205, Hor. C. III. xxiii. 1, Prom. Vinct.ὑπτιάσμασιν χερῶν”.

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