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[266] υἷος ποινήν: as recompense for his son Ganymede, who (acc. to the later story) was carried by the eagle of Zeus to Olympus that he should serve as cup-bearer. This is the only Homeric allusion to the story. Beauty was hereditary in the royal family of Troy. Not to speak of Paris, Priam's brother Tithonus was so beautiful that Eos, the goddess of the Dawn, took him to be her spouse, and secured immortality for him from the gods. Tros was the grandson of Dardanus. See Od. 3.215 ff.

οὕνεκα κτλ.: Zeus gave these horses to Tros because they were the best.

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