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[640] ἕνεκ᾽ ἵππων: Laomedon had promised to Heracles the horses which Zeus had given to Tros (265 ff.), as a reward for the rescue of his daughter Hesione from a sea-monster. Heracles slew the monster, and, when the king failed to make good his word, sacked Troy. Then he gave Hesione as a “γέρας” to his comrade Telamon, to whom she bore Teucer (6.31). cf. 648 ff., Od. 3.145 ff.

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