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prosequitur, ‘attends,’ ‘escorts,’ “προπέμπει”, often used of complimentary attendance, as of attendance at funerals, Trist. I. viii. 14 (where Ovid speaks of his departure from Rome), “nec exequias prosequerere meas”. Cf. Virg. Aen.VI. 897, “his ubi tum natum Anchises unaque Sibyllam prosequitur dictis”. In this metaphorical sense it is used of the favourable wind which helps them on their way from Delos, ib. III. 130, “prosequitur surgens a puppi ventus euntis”.

dat munus. The giving of presents at parting, and especially of presents with a pedigree, is in the heroic style. Cf. Virg. Aen.I. 647-55 Aen., III. 464-71, ib. 482-9 Aen., VII. 243-8, and see Mayor on Hom. Od.IX. 268.

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