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370 293. arrows, for which Crete was famous. " all the ^ This phrase can be explained by inversion, sunlight taken from the day," or by translating " dies " as " light " (c/. , 37# THEBAID, V. 342-270 Phoebus, and the seas themselves drew nigh the Thereafter did we learn 'twas Orpheus, son of Oeagrus, who leaning against the mast sang thus amid the rowers and bade them know such toils no more. Towards Scythian Boreas were they voyaging and the mouth of the unattempted sea that the Cyanean rocks hold fast.

II D 33 STATIUS sic fama erumpere porta quando domos litusque rubentum Aethiopum et mensas amor est intrare^ minores dant Fluvii Montesque locum, turn Terra superbit 430 gressibus et paulum respirat caelifer Atlans. Hie et ab adserto nuper Marathone superbum Thesea et Ismarios, Aquilonia pignora, fratres, utraque quis rutila stridebant tempora pinna, cernimus, hie Phoebo non indignante priorem Admetum et durae similem nihil Orphea Thracae, 435 tunc prolem Calydone satam generumque profundi Nereos.

THEBAID, V. 398-425 sons of Aeacus, and Ancaeus threatening mightily our walls, and Iphitus with long spear warding off the rocks ; clear to \'iew among the desperate band the son of Amphitryon outtops them all, and alternately on either hand weighs down the ship and burns to leap into the midst of the waves. But Jason not yet did I know him to my cost leaping nimbly over benches and oars and treading the backs of heroes, calls now on great Oenides, now on Idas and Talaus, now on the son of Tyndareus" dripping with the white spume of the sea, and Calais stri\ing aloft in the clouds of his frosty sire ^ to fasten the sails to the mast, and with voice and gesture again and again encourages them.

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