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βαλεῖτέ που. Though “ποι” would better bring out the notion of ‘casting forth,’ “που” is also correct; cp. Ph. 481ἐμβαλοῦ μ᾽ ὅπῃ θέλεις” (not “ὅποι”, though “εἰς ἀντλίαν” etc. follows).

χἡμᾶς τρεῖς, Tecmessa, Eurysaces, and himself; all three are ready to perish in defence of the corpse. The child is still kneeling as a suppliant beside the body, and clinging to it (1180); his mother is near him. A scholiast in L understands the ‘three’ to be Agamemnon, Menelaüs, and Teucer— a theory which the word “ἡμᾶς” itself refutes. One of the later scholia, however, gives the right explanation.

συγκειμένους, i.e. prostrate in death at his side (cp. 1306).

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