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ergo. The whole story has been introduced to explain why Aurora could not join in the general grief for Hecuba. The narrative of the downfall of Troy being thus resumed, tamen of 623 introduces the new fortunes of its survivors. Cf. the way in which the story of Scylla is begun and ended, 728, XIV. 72.

aliis, emphatic. This clause is co-ordinated with the next, though the latter only depends in sense upon ergo. English idiom would subordinate it (‘while etc.’). Cf. 10 n.

latrasse, i.e. to have become a dog, as in VIII. 412, latrans is poetically used for canis. Cf. VIII. 715, “frondere Philemona Baucis conspexit, Her.” XIV. 87 (of Io), “satis est poenae teneram mugisse puellam”.

Dymantida. Hecuba was daughter of Dymas, Il.XVI. 718, or as in Euripides of Cisseus ( Hec.3, cf. Virg. Aen.X. 705).

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