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βασίλεια: for the initial anapaest, cp. 1172.

Λαομέδοντος, his daughter; cp. 172Διὸς Ἄρτεμις” (n.). For the anapaest in the proper name, cp. Ant. 11, O. C. 507.—Apollo and Poseidon having been defrauded by Laomedon of their recompense for building the walls of Troy, the sea-god sent a dragon into the Troad. Hesionè, the false king's daughter, was doomed to be sacrificed to the monster, when Heracles slew it, and saved her. He, too, was cheated by Laomedon of his promised reward (the horses given to Tros by Zeus); he sacked Troy, and gave Hesionè to Telamon. ( Il. 5. 638 ff.: Pind. I. 5. 27 ff.)

ἔκκριτον, chosen out of the spoil, and reserved as a special meed of honour: cp. Aesch. Ag. 954(of Cassandra) “αὕτη δέ, πολλῶν χρημάτων ἐξαίρετον ἄνθος, στρατοῦ δώρημ̓, ἐμοὶ ξυνέσπετο”. So in Latin exsors, Verg. Aen. 8. 552Ducunt exsortem Aeneae (equum).


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