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I.and, answering to Lat. que, as καί to et. It may simply join clauses, as ὃς Χρύσην ἀμφιβέβηκας Κίλλαν τε ζαθέην, Τενέδοιό τε ἶφι ἀνάσσεις Il.; or it may be repeated as τε, . . τε . . , both . . and . . , as πατὴρ ἀνδρῶν τε θεῶν τε Hom. So also τε . . , καὶ . . , as διαστήτην Ἀτρείδης τε καὶ δῖος Ἀχιλλεύς Il., etc.: —used to show coincidence of Time, μεσαμβρίη τέ ἐστι καὶ τὸ κάρτα γίγνεται ψυχρόν Hdt., etc.
2.the combination καί τε is peculiar to epic, and also, Hom. epic Poetry, τε is attached to many relative Pronouns or Particles, without altering their sense, as ὅστε, ὅσος τε, γάρ τε, δέ τε, μέν τε, ἔνθα τε, ἵνα τε, etc.: in attic, this τε was dropped, except in a few words, as ἅτε, ὥστε, ἐφ᾽ ᾧτε, οἷός τε, ἔστε.

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