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ego, emphatic, like the meum etc. below, ‘'twas I who.’ Telephon. Telephus, son of Hercules, repelled the Greeks from his kingdom Mysia, but received from Achilles a wound which, as he learned from an oracle, could only be cured by what had inflicted it. Achilles applied to it the rust of his spear, and Telephus in return showed the Greeks the way to Troy. Cf. XII. 112, “opusque meae bis sensit Telephus hastae”. His story was made the subject of tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Ennius, Attius and others. Ovid makes pathetic application of it to his own case (Trist. VII. 15-18): “Telephus aeterna consumptus tabe perisset, si non quae nocuit, dextra tulisset opem.” “et mea, si facinus nullum commisimus, opto, vulnera qui fecit, facta levare velit.” Cf. Ex Ponto, II. ii. 25-6: “puppis Achaemeniden Graium Troiana recepit: profuit et Myso Pelias hasta duci.”
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