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Phrygiis ab armis, ‘from Phrygian (Trojan) warfare.’ Cf. 50 for this use. The Homeric version of the story makes Achilles slay Polydorus in battle, Il.XX. 407-18. The version dramatised by Pacuvius (alluded to by Horace, Sat.III. iii. 60) was again quite different in the account of Polydorus' death, as is also a fourth version given at length in Dictys Cretensis, II. 18-27. Ovid follows the Hecuba of Euripides.
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