Ζεύς. Philoctetes has appealed to the local deities of Lemnos. Odysseus retorts that Zeus is above them all, and that Zeus (by his oracle) has given the behest which is now being executed.— ἵν᾽ εἰδῇς, here like ‘let me tell thee,’— with a dictatorial tone. Schneidewin cp. Od. 2. 111“σοὶ δ᾽ ὧδε μνηστῆρες ὑποκρίνονθ̓, Od. i῞να εἰδῇς” | “αὐτὸς σῷ θυμῷ, εἰδῶσι δὲ πάντες Ἀχαιοί”.
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