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[440] Δειμὸς κτλ.: sc. “ὦρσαν”. Poetic personifications. For “Δειμός” and “Φόβος” (Flight), see “Λ 37, Ν” 299 (see above, on 439), 15.119 (where they harness the horses of Ares). Acc. to Hesiod, Theog. 934, they are the sons of Ares and Aphrodite. cf. hic Mars omnipotens animum virisque Latinis| addidit . . .| immisitque Fugam Teucris atrumque Timorem Verg. Aen. ix. 717 ff.

Ἔρις: is impartial. She enjoys the conflict for its own sake, and cares not who are victorious. cf. 5.518.

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