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τὴν Κίρκην: the famous sorceress who bewitched the companions of Odysseus. Cf. Hom. κ 229 ff.

τοὺς πολλούς: opposed to τὸν Ὀδυσσέα. For the double acc. with ποιεῖν, see G. 1077; H. 726.

ὑποθημοσύνῃ: Ionic for συμβουλῇ, like ὑποτίθεσθαι for συμβουλεύειν.

ὄντα: causal.

τοῦ ἅπτεσθαι: for the gen. of the articular inf. with verbs of hindering or freedom, see G. 1549; H. 963.

διὰ ταῦτα: like εἶτα, ἔπειτα, οὕτως, often used after participles to bring out the relation (in this case a causal one) of these to the main verb. GMT. 857; H. 976 b.

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