σοὶ … προὔστη, ‘stood forth to confront thee.’ For “προστῆναι”, see on El. 980.(In Her. 1. 129“προσστὰς”, not “προστὰς”, should probably be read.)— Teucer parries the argument by asking how Ajax could have been the enemy of Menelaüs, a chief on his own side. He thus makes it a personal question between Ajax and Menelaüs whereas the latter had referred to the design of Ajax against the common weal.
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