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felix . . . est. Cf. XIV. 480-2, Hom. Od.V. 306, Virg. Aen.XI. 159, “felix morte tua neque in hunc scrvata dolorem”. Priam himself, however, serves Juvenal as an example of the ills of long life; he should have died “diverso tempore, quo non coeperat audaces Paris aedificare carinas” (x. 264).
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