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πάρει, as a correction of πέρι, is irresistibly commended by the answer, “τοσοῦτον οἶδα”. Moreover, the question, ‘what does Calchas know of this matter?’ is strange in reference to the inspired seer, “ὃς ᾔδη τά τ᾽ ἐόντα τά τ᾽ ἐσσόμενα πρό τ᾽ ἐόντα” ( Il. 1. 70).

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