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The cause of Euenius' anger is explained by the words ὡς ἐξαπατηθείς; had he known the whole state of the case, he would have asked for more. ἔμφυτον ... μαντικήν. This is the promised gift of the gods (93. 4 ad fin.). Euenius was the inspired seer like Calchas (Il. i. 72) or Iamus (Pind. Ol. vi. 65), not the learned interpreter. For the contrast cf. Cicero, Div. i. 18, quoted vii. 6. 3 n.
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