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ἔθρεψεν: cp. 503, n. on “τρέφει.

αἰὼν (if sound) means ‘life,’ not merely as=‘living man,’ but in the sense of ‘life-destiny’: cp. Tr. 34τοιοῦτος αἰὼν εἰς δόμους τε κἀκ δόμων ἀεὶ τὸν ἄνδρ᾽ ἔπεμπε”. The strict meaning would be then, ‘no life-destiny which the line of Aeacus has known.’ There is a certain pathos in this which may plead for it as against Reiske's very plausible emendation δίων (“Δ” for A), which may be right, though, as compared with “αἰών”, it is perhaps a little weak. Cp. Il. 5. 451δῖοι Ἀχαιοί”.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 5.451
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