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66. Of SAMOTHRACE, a writer from whom Ptolemaeus Hephaestion quotes the statement that Jupiter, after his birth, laughed for seven days continuously, and that hence seven came to be regarded as a perfect number. It is perhaps this Theodorus who is quoted by the scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius (4.264). Comp. Vossius, de Hist. Graec. p. 503.

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