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per luctus, ‘with mourning,’ per expressing circumstance or necessary condition.Cyclopis, ‘of a Cyclop,’ one of the Cyclopes, described in Hesiod as Titans, three in number, who supplied Jove with his thunderbolts (cf. I. 259, G. IV. 170-5), in Homer as lawless and impious shepherds (761, 857), localised subsequently in Sicily (as here and Virg. Aen.III. 641-6, where they number a hundred or more), and by later tradition described as skilled artificers, assistants of Vulcan. The first and third forms of the legend are combined in Virg. Aen.VIII. 416-53. The Cyclopes of Hesiod are sons of Heaven and Earth, but Polyphemus, who belongs to the pastoral form of the legend, is son of Neptune, and all, like Fame ( Virg. Aen.IV. 195), Charon (ib. VI. 304) and the Harpies (ib. III. 252 and 262) rank as divine beings.
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