I hate the sire, but dearly love this child of his.1 For never have the Romans manifested so strong and fierce a hatred towards a general as they did towards Strabo, the father of Pompey; while he lived, indeed, they feared his talent as a soldier, for he was a very warlike man,
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1 A fragment of the Prometheus Loosed (Nauck, Trag. Graec. Frag.2 p. 68). Prometheus was fastened to a cliff in Scythia by Zeus, whose eagle preyed upon the prisoner. Heracles slew the eagle and released the sufferer.
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