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[244] πεντήκοντα: Priam, like other Oriental princes, had several wives and many sons. 24.493 ff. All (with two or three exceptions) lived together in patriarchal fashion. Priam's is the only instance of downright polygamy mentioned in the Homeric poems.—cf. quinquaginta illi thalami, spes ampla nepotum | barbarico postes auro spoliisque superbi Verg. Aen. ii. 503 f.

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