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But now, after those troubles, he will attain happiness and heartiness in the end [720] because of his meeting with this son of a noble race, who after the fullness of many months carries him aboard our sea-crossing hull to his ancestral home, [725] the haunt of Malian nymphs, and to the banks of the Spercheius in that very land where, above Oeta's heights, the hero of the brazen shield approached the gods, illuminated by his father's divine fire.

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