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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
the Less. Son of Oleus (3 syl.), King of Locris, in Greece. The night Troy was taken, he offered violence to Cassandra, the prophetic daughter of Priam; in consequence of which his ship was driven on a rock, and he perished at sea.—Homer’s Iliad, and later poets.   1
“Ipsa (Juno), Jovis rapidum jaculata e nubibus ignem,
Disjecitque rates, evertitque æquora ventis;
Illum (Ajax) expirantem transfixo pectore flammas
Turbine corripuit, scopuloque infixit acuto.”
Virgil: Æneid, i. 42, etc.



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