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ὅν τινα μὲν βασιλῆα κτλ.: the verses are from Hom. B 188-191, and 198-202, and depict Odysseus repressing the tumult among the Achaeans.

κιχείη: for the opt., cf. διομολογήσαιτο 57.

ἐπέεσσιν: Epic for ἔπεσιν.

ἐρητύσασκε: for the form, see G. 778, 1298; H. 493.

ὥς: for the accent, see G. 138, 2; H. 112 b.

σέο: for the form, see G. 393; H. 261 D.

ἐξηγεῖσθαι, ὡς: interpreted, to the effect that.

δημότας: of Greek prose writers only Herodotus and Xenophon use δημότης in the sense of ‘a common man,’ the usual Attic word for which is δημοτικός. In 60, however, δημοτικός is equivalent to popularis, a friend of the people.

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