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καὶ δὴ, ‘already’: O.C. 31 n.— δισσαῖςστρατηγίσιν πύλαις, the tentdoors of the two chiefs, Agamemnon and Menelaüs. (Cp. Paus. 4. 19. 2τὴν σκηνὴν τὴν στρατηγίδα”.) The phrase is equivalent, of course, to “δισσῶν στρατηγῶν πύλαις”. 721 “στρατήγιον”, n. But, since there were two tents and two entrances, “δισσαῖς” is strictly the epithet of “πύλαις”|: i.e., the literal sense is, ‘two doors of chiefs.’ If the two chiefs had shared the same tent, so that only one entrance could be meant by “πύλαις”, then, indeed, “δισσαῖς” could be explained only as referring to the subst. implied in “στρατηγίσιν”,—‘the tent-door of two chiefs,’= “δισσοστρατηγίσιν πύλαις”. But such a use of “δισσαῖς” seems impossible. Could “δισσὰ ἀδελφῶν ἅρματα” (e.g.) mean, ‘a chariot belonging to two brothers’?


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