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λόγος λέλεκται πᾶς: cp. 241 n.

Ἀτρείδας. We notice the art with which, all through his story, Neoptolemus has contrived to throw the chief odium on the Atreidae. Thus, after calling their speech “τλημονέστατος” (363), he remarks incidentally that Odysseus was a goodtempered man (377); and though he calls him, indeed, “κάκιστος” (384), he hastens to add that the higher powers were more to blame (385). And now, at the close, he names the Atreidae alone. Thus he acts in the spirit of his mentor's advice (64 f.), but refines upon it.

φίλος: cp. 585 f.

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