“What! do we plead our cause before the ships?Again one of the many charges brought against Milo was that he killed Clodius on the monument of his ancestors.2
And is Ulysses there preferred to me?
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1 Met. xiii. 5. Ajax had saved the ships from being burned by the Trojans. The dispute as to whether the arms of Achilles should be awarded to him or to Ulysses is being tried there. Ajax's argument is, “Can you refuse me my due reward on the very spot where I saved you from disaster?”
2 pro Ail. vii. 17. i.e. on the Appian Way constructed by one of Clodius' ancestors.
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