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Venulus, ambassador from Latinus and Turnus to Diomede, Virg. Aen.VIII. 9-17.

frustra. Zingerle, like Riese, prefers magnam, the reading of M, for which he compares Virg. Aen.VIII. 9, ib. XI. 226.

profugi Diomedis. After the fall of Troy Diomede returned to his capital Argos, but finding, like Agamemnon, that his wife had proved faithless to him (Ibis 350), either retired voluntarily or was expelled (476). According to one tradition he went to Aetolia to the assistance of his grandfather Oeneus, who was king of Pleuron (494) and Calydon (512), and either settled there or returned with Oeneus to Argos. According to another in attempting to return to Argos he was cast by a storm on the coast of Daunia, the northern part of Apulia. There he helped the king Daunus against the Messapians, and so gained the hand of the king's daughter Euippe (459). A number of cities traced their origin to him, but especially the city here referred to, Arpi, originally called Argyripa, which was supposed to be a corruption of “᾿Άργος ἵππιον”. Cf. Virg. Aen.XI. 246 Aen., 250.

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