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μισοῦντ᾽ ἐμίσει. Cp. Legg. 697 D “μισοῦντες μισοῦνται”. Menelaüs ought to have replied, ‘He was the public foe’; but, with the maladroitness which characterises him throughout this scene, he plays into Teucer's hands by saying, ‘If he was not “πολέμιος” to me, at least he was “ἐχθρός”.’

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