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Telemus. In Homer ( Od.IX. 508-10) Polyphemus recollects the prophecy after he has been blinded, and accounts for the negligence which had aided its fulfilment: “ἀλλ᾽ αἰεί τινα φῶτα μέγαν καὶ καλὸν ἐδέγμην ἐνθαδ᾽ ἐλεύσεσθαι, μεγάλην ἐπιειμένον ἀλκήν, νῦν δέ μ᾽ ἐὼν ὀλίγος τε καὶ οὐτιδανὸς καὶ ἄκικυς ὀφθαλμοῦ ἀλάωσεν, ἐπεί μ᾽ ἐδαμάσσατο οἴνῳ.” Cf. Theocr. VI. 23, Ibis 270.
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