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πατὴρ: Telamon, whom Heracles brought with him to the war at Troy, as Pindar relates ( Isthm. 5. 27 ff.), and rewarded with the hand of Hesionè (1300 ff.).

τὰ πρῶτα καλλιστεἶ ἀριστεύσας, a free poetical mode of saying, ‘having won by prowess the first meed of honour.’ The word “καλλιστεῖα” (properly ‘prize for beauty’) may have been chosen because the prize was Hesionè. Cp. 1300στρατοῦ τὰ πρῶτ᾽ ἀριστεύσας”.


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