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praedae mala sors, ‘a sorry share of spoil,’ to draw which would be small gain. For sors used of a person cf. Fast.VI. 29, Saturnum prima parentem feci; Saturni sors ego prima fui. The expression is imitated by Seneca, Troad. 58, “praeda quem vilis sequar? . . . mea sors timetur, sola sum Danais metus”.

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