οἱ δ᾽ οὖν: 114 n. κεἰ … μὴ, where “εἰ καὶ μή” would be normal (563 n.). ᾿πόθουν, ‘missed him,’ during the interval between the award of the arms and his death, when he remained in seclusion (193 f., n.). Il. 6. 361(Hector) “ὄφρ᾽ ἐπαμύνω ι Τρώεσς᾿, οἳ μέγ᾽ ἐμεῖο ποθὴν ἀπεόντος ἔχουσιν”. 1. 240 “ἦ ποτ᾽ Ἀχιλλῆος ποθὴ ἵξεται υἶας Ἀχαιῶν”. For the prodelision of the augment in the last foot of the v., cp. 557 “᾿τράφης”. ἐν χρείᾳ δορός, ‘in the need of the spear’=‘in the straits of war’: cp. 1275: Ant. 670“δορὸς..ἐν χειμῶνι”.—Not, ‘when they need his spear.’
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