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[715] Ἄλκηστις: she became proverbial for her devotion to her husband, which led her to die for him. This death is the theme of the Alcestis of Euripides.

Πελίαο: the unjust king of Iolcos who drove from home his own brother Neleus (see on v. 591), and his half-brother Aeson, and sent Aeson's son Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece. — “θυγατρῶν κτλ”.: cf. 3.124.

716-728. The forces of Philoctetes.

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