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scilicet . . . vellem, ‘Polyxena, be sure, would have been the slave of none.’ Cf. Eur. Hec.349-68, where she describes the horrors involved in slavery for herself, “τὴν Ἑκτορός τε χἀτέρων πολλῶν κάσιν”. So in Virg. Aen.III. 321 she is styled by Andromache “felix una ante alias Priameia virgo...quae sortitus non pertulit ullos”.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 342
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 3.321
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