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aversos, sc. from Troy, still with the suggestion of flight, which it describes in Virg. Aen.XI. 871, “tuta petunt, et equis aversi ad moenia tendunt”. reduxi, by persuasion (cf. 333), as retraxi (237), by force of hand. 230. Korn (whom Ehwald does not follow) rejects this line (1) because Ulysses and not Agamemnon ( Il.II. 179-210) reassembled the Greeks; (2) because the reference of socios is vague, and paventes an inappropriate epithet; (3) because the substance of the line is anticipated in 229; (4) as a leonine hexameter. Cf. 378 n. 461.
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