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 Nem’ean Games (The).Nem’esis. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Nem’ean Lion (The).
 
The first of the labours of Hereuls was to kill the Nemean lion (of Ar’golis), which kept the people in constant alarm. Its skin was so tough that his club made no impression on the beast, so Hercules caught it in his arms and squeezed it to death. He ever after wore the skin as a mantle.   1
       
“Ere Nemes’s boast resigned his shaggy spolls.”
       
Statius. I.
 


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