ψιλὸς … ὡπλισμένῳ. The contrast is illustrated by the case of the Locrians in the Iliad, who came to Troy armed only with bows, and are described as shrinking from the “σταδίη ὑσμίνη”, because they were not armed as hoplites:— “οὐ γὰρ ἔχον κόρυθας χαλκήρεας ἱπποδασείας”, | “οὐδ᾽ ἔχον ἀσπίδας εὐκύκλους καὶ μείλινα δοῦρα”. ( Il. 13. 714 f.)
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