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tenetur, ‘it clings.’

294. Apparently Ovid makes Ulysses refuse the cup and anticipate the stroke of the wand. In Homer ( Od.X. 316) he drinks, and Circe strikes him with the words “ἔρχεο νῦν συφεόνδε, μετ᾽ ἄλλων λέξο ἑταίρων”. The drug has no power over him, and he rushes upon her with drawn sword.

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