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  • He is said to have been vain and fat, and to have been so fond of display that he was nicknamed Pompicus, or the Showy (unless the epithet refers to his literary style).
  • In other writers the word is a mere epithet of Apollo in his capacity as a god of healing (cf.
  • In Homer the word IitFoves occurs as a name of inhabitants of Attica, with the epithet (Il.
  • He adopted the name Grynaeus from the epithet of Apollo in Virgil.
  • But if the epithet is intended to designate an animal that takes an interest in its rider so far as a beast can, that in some way understands his intentions, or shares them in a subordinate fashion, that obeys from a sort of submissive or halffellow-feeling' with his master, like the horse or elephant, then I say that the camel is by no means docile - very much the contrary.

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