πλὴν Ἀχιλλέως. The rank of “heros ab Achille secundus” (Hor. Sat. 2. 3. 193) is ascribed to Ajax in the Iliad (2. 768 f., 17. 279 f.), and by later poets; Alcaeus fr. 48 “Αἴαν, τὸν ἄριστον πέδ᾽ Ἀχίλλεα”: Pind. N. 7. 27“κράτιστον Ἀχιλλέος ἄτερ”.
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