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“... And Pyrrhus / with his left hand clutched tight the hair of Priam; / his right hand drew his glistening blade, and then / he buried it hilt-high in the king’s side. / This was the end of Priam’s destinies, / the close that fell to him by fate: to see / his Troy in flames and Pergamus laid low” (Aeneid, 2.740-6).