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[341] It is best to supply ‘se’ from ‘addunt’ to ‘adglomerant.’ See 1. 440 note. Coroebus, son of Mydon (Il. 3. 184), king of Phrygia, and Anaximene, is a postHomeric personage. The legend seems to have agreed about his history, but not about his death, which was generally ascribed to Neoptolemus, by Lesches to Diomedes, and by Virg., or the authority whom he followed (v. 425), to Peneleus. He is mentioned by Euripides (?), Rhes. 539. Euphorion (see on v. 199) represented him as a fool, probably to give individuality to the character, as later writers perverted the Homeric conceptions of Menelaus, Ulysses, &c.; and this view became traditional, Zenobius making him a sort of gigantic idiot who would stand counting the waves of the sea, Aristides (Platon. 2) contrasting him and Palamades as the two extremes, and Aelian (Var. Hist. 13. 15) enumerating him among extraordinary fools. Cerda, who has collected these authorities, also mentions a proverb, ἠλιθιώτερος Κοροίβου. In Virg.'s conception there is merely impetuosity and light-heartedness. The story of the love for Cassandra is evidently borrowed from Hom.'s Othryoneus, Il. 13. 363 foll.

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