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[862] Φόρκυς: appears again 17.218; he is slain by Ajax, P 312 ff.

Φρύγας: on the river Sangarius. They were famed for their chariots and their vineyards, 3.184 ff.; they had commercial relations with the Trojans, 18.291 f. Vergil calls the Trojans Phrygians, but this is not Homeric, cf. alma Venus Phrygii Simoentis ad undam Verg. Aen. i. 618.

Ἀσκάνιος: to be distinguished from the Ascanius of N 792, who arrived at the scene of the war a day or two later than the events recorded in this Second Book. Homer knows of no son of Aeneas. The boy Ascanius was invented later as a companion-piece to Hector's son Astyanax.

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