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Scyllas in Ovid.

Ovid, Ars Amatoria 1.331-2: Fīlĭă | pūrpŭrĕ|ōs Nī|sō fū|rātă că|pīllōs pūbĕ prĕ|mīt răbĭ|dōs || īnguĭnĭ|būsquĕ că|nēs. The daughter who stole the purple hair from Nisus now pushes down rabid dogs with her crotch and groin. This one’s a bit weird on its own.  The woman being spoken of is Scylla—or rather, two women named Scylla; […]

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Arrogance!

Ovid (Metamorphoses 15.871–2): Jāmqu(e) ŏpŭs | ēxē|gī, quōd | nēc Jŏvĭs | īră nĕc | īgnīs nēc pŏtĕ|rīt fēr|rūm nĕc ĕ|dāx ăbŏ|lērĕ vĕ|tūstās. And now I have completed a work that neither the wrath of Jupiter nor fire nor the sword nor gluttonous Time can do away with. Because just being ære perennius is underachieving. […]

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