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[441] τῷ, ‘wherefore,’ introducing the inference drawn from the conclusion at which Agamemnon had arrived, viz. that all women were false. By νῦν he contrasts the ‘present case’ of Odysseus with the incidents quoted from the past. Join γυναικί περ, ‘even thy wife.’ The infinitives “εἶναι, πιφαυσκέμεν, φάσθαι”, and κεκρυμμένον-εἶναι have all an imperatival force.

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