πατρὸς γέρας, the arms, wrought by Hephaestus, which were a gift of honour to Achilles (cp. note on “σέβας ὑπέρτατον” in 402). It would strain the words to render them, ‘a gift of honour (bequeathed to thee) from thy sire.’ [οἳ τὸν ἄθλιον … ἔκριναν.] It can hardly be doubted that these words are spurious. See Appendix.
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