Note 182
From Chapter 17 of the Decline & Fall

Geryones nos esse puta, monstrumque tributum,
Hic capita ut vivam, tu mihi tolle tria. Sidon. Apollinar. Carm. xiii. [v. 19.]

The reputation of Father Sirmond led me to expect more satisfaction than I have found in his note (p. 144) on this remarkable passage. The words,

suo vel suorum nomine,

betray the perplexity of the commentator.

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