ὤλεσας. A return to Troy is more dreadful to him than death (999), and the mere suggestion of it has pierced him to the heart. This verb can denote the infliction, not only of physical (817), but also of mental anguish: cp. El. 831“ΗΛ. ἀπολεῖς. ΧΟ. πῶς”; | “ΗΛ. εἰ τῶν φανερῶς οἰχομένων” | “εἰς Ἀΐδαν ἐλπίδ᾽ ὑποίσεις, κατ᾽ ἐμοῦ τακομένας” | “μᾶλλον ἐπεμβάσει”. (But in 1388 below “ὀλεῖς” is not similar.) εἴργασαι: perf. following aor., as 676, 929.
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