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ἣν σοὶ πιθόμενος. This passage (down to 1234) well illustrates the dramatic use of interruption in stichomuthia. The spectators are now to learn that the repentance of Neoptolemus is complete. Obeying his superiors (1226), he did a base deed (1228); he will restore the bow (1230, 1232); for he has no right to it (1234). Each point is thrown into relief by the excited interpellations of Odysseus. Cp. 210 n.

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