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perfida Troia. The guilt of Laomedon's faithlessness is extended to the race, as in Hor. C. III. iii. 24 (see 157 n., and for the fraud practised on Apollo and Neptune, Il.XXI. 436-60). References of the kind are frequent. In Virg. Aen.III. 248, the Trojans are addressed as Laomedontiadae (cf. ib. IV. 542, V. 811). In Georg.I. 502, the civil wars of Rome are fancifully described as the penalty due to Laomedon's offence, while in Horace l.c. vengeance is satisfied by the destruction of Troy itself.
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