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[155] ἔτικτεν: impf. as 206, 5.547, without any emphasis on the tense.

Βελλεροφόντην: acc. to the later story (which may have been built largely upon what Homer tells), he was first called Hipponoüs, and gained his Homeric name by killing Bellerus, a Corinthian prince, on whose death he fled to King Proetus at Tiryns in order to secure purification from the guilt (an un-Homeric idea) and security against vengeance. The Corinthian tradition laid special stress on Bellerophon's capture of the winged horse Pegasus. His exploits occupy a large part of Pindar's Thirteenth Olympian Ode, in which the poet refers also to Glaucus, “ἐκ Λυκίας δὲ Γλαῦκον ἐλθόντα τρόμεον ΔαναοίOl. xiii. 58.

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