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τί δαί: how so, expresses ironical surprise. Δαίδαλον: the famous artificer, who built the Labyrinth for Minos, king of Crete. The story of his escape by means of wings fastened with wax to his shoulders, and of the death of his son Icarus, was a favorite with the ancients. Cf. Ovid Met. viii. 157 ff. Μίνω: for the form, see on ἵλεῳ i. 1. 9. ἐκείνῳ: i.e. Minos. See on i. 2. 3. Παλαμήδους: one of the wisest of the Greeks before Troy. The various legends about him (many of them later than Xenophon's time) generally agree in making him the object of Odysseus's envy and malice. Cf. Ovid Met. viii. 56-59. ἀπόλλυται: pres. tense, citing an event well known in song and story. ἀνασπάστους γεγονέναι: cf. ἀνάστατοι γίγνονται 29. βασιλέα: see on iii.5.26.
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