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παρών, not merely, ‘being here at Troy’ (while Neoptolemus was absent, 379), but, ‘being present at the critical moment’: cp. 1405: Ar. Lys. 283τασδὶ δὲ”... | “ἐγὼ οὐκ ἄρα σχήσω παρὼν τολμήματος τοσούτου”; Eur. Hipp. 1242τίς ἄνδρ᾽ ἄριστον βούλεται σῶσαι παρών”; (i.e., to go and save).— Acc. to Arctînus in the Aethiopis, it was Ajax who carried the body of Achilles out of the fray, while Odysseus kept the Trojans off (Proclus p. 479). In Od. 5. 309 f. Odysseus speaks of the day, “ὅτε μοι πλεῖστοι χαλκήρεα δοῦρα” | “Τρῶες ἐπέρριψαν περὶ Πηλείωνι θανόντι”. In Ov. Met. 13. 284 he says: “his...humeris ego corpus Achillis | Et simul arma tuli.

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    • Euripides, Hippolytus, 1242
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.309
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 1405
    • Aristophanes, Lysistrata, 283
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.284
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