δῖός τ᾽ Ὀδυσσεὺς: this is the Homeric “πολύτλας δῖος Ὀδυσσεύς”. The epithet “δῖος” (‘bright’) may be rendered ‘princely,’ or ‘noble,’ when applied to a chief (the idea of personal comeliness being included therein): or by the more general word, ‘goodly,’ in other cases. Cp. Note 2 to Butcher and Lang's Odyssey: ‘Froissart and Brantome apply respectful terms of moral excellence to knights and ladies whom they describe as anything but moral.’ χὡ τροφεὺς: Phoenix, who, having been driven from the house of his father Amyntor, was received by Peleus, and entrusted with the care of the infant Achilles: to whom he says in Il. 9. 485“καί σε τοσοῦτον ἔθηκα” (reared thee up to manhood), “θεοῖς ἐπιείκελ᾽ Ἀχιλλεῦ”, | “ἐκ θυμοῦ φιλέων”. Another legend represents Achilles as brought up by Cheiron ( Il. 11. 832).
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