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sunt . . . vulnera, ‘I have wounds beside,’ unlike Ajax (267, cf. 392 n.). This is an effective reply to the contrast made by Ajax between their respective shields, 117-9.

ipso . . . loco, i.e. as being in the breast. Cf. Fast.II. 211, “inhonestaque vulnera tergo accipiunt”, Virg. Aen.XI. 55-7. Such wounds might be skilfully used to influence the feelings of a jury, as by Antonius in procuring the acquittal of M'. Aquilius, Cic. de Cic. Orat.ii. xxviii.§ 124. Cf. Sall. Jug.85, § 29.

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    • Vergil, Aeneid, 11.55
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