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[84] An example of the former is found in Homer,1 where he makes Menelaus say that the Greeks descended into the Wooden Horse, indicating its size by a single verb. Or again, there is the following example by Virgil:2
“Descending by a rope let down,
a phrase which in a similar manner indicates the height of the horse. The same poet,3 when he says that the Cyclops lay stretched “throughout the cave,” by taking the room occupied as the standard of measure, gives an impression of the giant's immense bulk.

1 Od. xi. 523.

2 Aen. ii. 262.

3 Aen. iii. 631.

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