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[181] δράκων: serpent. Equiv. to “ὄφις”, as in the passage from Hesiod quoted on 179.

χίμαιρα: kid. Here a common noun. — This verse is translated, ante leo, postrema draco, media ipsa Chimaera, by Lucretius, v. 905, not only preserving the exact order of words but also making the last clause more distinct even than it is in the Greek.

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