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generoso, ‘gentle’ (cf. XIV. 698), a word which in the substantive also has replaced the older usage of ‘generosity,’ for which see Trench, Select Glossary, and also S.v. kindly. For iamdudum, ‘immediately,’ cf. Virg. Aen.II. 103.

sanguine. The spirit was to be appeased by drinking the maiden's blood, Eur. Hec.536-41, “ἐλθὲ δ̓, ὠς πίῃς μελαν κόρης” “ἀκραιφνὲς αἱμα...πρευμενὴς δ̓ἡμῖν γενοῦ, λῦσαί τε πρύμνας καὶ χαλινωτήρια νεῶν δὸς ἡμῖν”. Cf. 619 n.

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    • Euripides, Hecuba, 536
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