ᾧ δὴ τοῦδ᾽ ἐδωρήθη πάρα, ‘the same with which he had been presented by Ajax.’ “δωροῦμαί τινά τινι”, and “δωροῦμαί τινί τι”, are equally good constructions (the former being preferred when the notion of honour is prominent); but, when “δωροῦμαι” is passive, the subject is usually the gift, not the person (see, e.g., Polit. 274 C, Tim. 47C). Here, however, the stress marked by ᾧ δὴ is on the identity of the girdle, not of the man; and the subject of “ἐδωρήθη” is Hector.— As to the exchange of gifts between Ajax and Hector ( Il. 7. 303 ff.), see n. on 661.
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