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‘And passionate and quick-tempered (hasty), and apt to give way to their impulses. And under the dominion of (slaves to) their passion’ (θυμός, here the angry passions: on the more technical sense of θυμός, as one of the three divisions of the ὀρέξεις in a psychological classification, see in note on II 2. 1); ‘for by reason of their love of honour they cannot brook (put up with) a slight, but always resent any thing which they suppose to be a wrong’. Hor. A. P. 159, puer...iram colligit ac ponit temere et mutatur in horas.

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