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καὶ δίχα κείνων. In Il. 17. 629 ff. Ajax says that Zeus is manifestly on the side of the Trojans; and adds, “ἀλλ᾽ ἄγετ̓, αὐτοί περ φραζώμεθα μῆτιν ἀρίστην”,—i.e., without his aid. But in these words there is no impiety—a trait foreign to the Ajax of the Iliad: see Introduction § 1.


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