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exiguum senis. The blood of the aged was supposed to be scanty. So of the old ram killed by Medea and changed to a lamb in order to tempt the daughters of Pelias by a proof of her skill, VII. 314, Haemonio marcentia guttura cultro fodit et exiguo maculavit sanguine ferrum. Iovis ara, the altar of “Ζεὺς ῾Έρκειος”, Troad. 16. Cf. Ibis, 284, “cui nihil Hercei profuit ara Iovis”. The slaughter of Priam by Pyrrhus (cf. 155 n.) is related at length by Virgil, Aen.II. 506-59.
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