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[206] αὖτε, ‘again,’ ‘in turn.’

[207] παύσουσα, what does the tense express? Cf. l. 13.

τὸ σὸν μένος, ‘this anger of yours’; cf. l. 185.

πίθηαι, form, § 142.1; syntax, § 198.

[210] μηδὲ ... ἕλκεο § 142.1), ‘draw no further.’

[211] τοι, ‘to be sure,’ ‘yet.’

ὀνείδισον, literally ‘upbraid,’ here may be rendered: ‘threaten with reproachful words’ (“ἔπεσιν”).

ὡς ἔσεταί περ, ‘how it shall even come to pass.’ On the force of “περ”, cf. note on l. 131.

ἔσεται = Attic “ἔσται” (l. 212); a third form, “παρ-έσσεται”, is seen in l, 213; a fourth, “ἐσσεῖται”, will be met, B 393.

[213] ‘Some day even thrice as many splendid gifts shall come to you, on account of this insolence’ of Agamemnon.

[214] ὕβριος, genitive, declined like “πόλις”, § 103.

ἴσχεο, πείθεο, formed like “ἕλκεο”, l. 210.

[216] εἰρύσσασθαι, ‘to observe,’ ‘obey’; the subject is “με” understood; the object, “ἔπος”.

[217] καὶ ... περ, see note on l. 131.

θυμῷ, syntax, § 177 (a).

κεχολωμένον agrees with “με” understood.

[218] ὅς κε ... ἐπιπείθηται is the protasis of what kind of condition? Cf. GG. 616 a.

ἔκλυον, the gnomic aorist § 184) is regarded as a primary tense.

[219] , ‘he spoke’ = Attic “ἔφη”; common in the Attic formula, “ δ᾽ ὅς”, Latin inquit, ‘said he’; not to be confused with the adverb “”, ‘truly. This whole sentence, it will be observed, may be well translated nearly, if not quite, in the Greek order.

σχέθε, form, § 154.2.

[220] ὦσε, ὠθέω.

[221] βεβήκει, meaning of tense, § 188.

[222] ἔς, why accented? § 166.

[223] ἐπέεσσιν, form, § 91.

[225] κυνὸς ὄμματ᾽ ἔχων, cf. “κυνῶπα”, l. 159; the poet makes the dog typical of shamelessness; the deer, of cowardice.

κραδίην, § 58.

[226] πόλεμον, with ictus on the ultima, § 32.

θωρηχθῆναι § 137.3) limits “τέτληκας”, l. 228.

[227] λόχονδ᾽ε), cf. N 277, “ἐς λόχον, ἔνθα μάλιστ᾽ ἀρετὴ διαείδεται ἀνδρῶν”, ‘to an ambush, where most of all the valor of men is clearly seen.’— ἀριστήεσσι, declension, § 88.

[228] τέτληκας, on force of tense, § 187.—τὸ δέ τοι κτλ., ‘for this seems to you to be death.’

κήρ, note accent, and cf. l. 44, “κῆρ”.

[229] λώιον (in Attic poetry “λῷον”), how compared? GG. 182, 1.

[230] δῶρ᾽ ἀποαιρεῖσθαι, supply an object, as antecedent of “ὅστις”, ‘to deprive of gifts [him] whosoever opposes you in speech.’ On the conditional relative sentence, see § 197.

[232] Supply the place of the omitted protasis by ‘else,’ i. e. ‘were it not so.’

λωβήσαιο, construction, § 207.

[233] ἔπι, adverb, ‘besides.’ For ictus on ultima, see § 38.

[234] Achilles held a staff, put into his hand by a herald, as a sign that he had the right to address the assembly; on ending his speech he threw it down (l. 245). On the other hand, Agamemnon held no temporary scepter, but a permanent one (B 101 ff.), for he was a ‘scepter-bearing king.’— ναὶ μὰ κτλ., ‘verily by this staff.’

τό, relative; cf. “τόν”, l. 36, “τήν”, l. 72.

[235] ἐπεὶ δὴ πρῶτα (cf. l. 6) “κτλ.”, ‘since once for all it is parted from its stump.’

ὄρεσσι, double “ς”, § 52.

λέλοιπεν, translation, § 187. Vergil renders the thought

cum semel in silvis imo de stirpe recisum matre caret.

‘Since once for all cut from its stump in the forest, it [the scepter] is severed from its parent tree.’

[236] , enclitic pronoun, § 110.

[237] μιν, here for “σκῆπτρον”, neuter; cf. l. 29 (“μιν” = “αὐτήν”) and l. 100 (“μιν” = “αὐτόν”).

[238] παλάμαις, declension, § 72.

δικασπόλοι, appositive to “υἷες” (l. 237).

οἵ τε, use of the enclitic, § 123.3. In these days there seems to have been no written law; the ‘decrees’ or ‘dooms’ (“θέμιστες”) of Zeus were probably the spoken words of the ‘Zeus-cherished kings,’ which had come to have a certain stability.

[239] πρὸς Διός, ‘on behalf of Zeus,’ or ‘at the bidding of Zeus.’— εἰρύαται, form, § 142.4, a; force of tense, § 187.

[240] The important words, to be taken closely with “ναὶ μὰ τόδε σκῆπτρον” (l. 234), begin here.

ποτε, ‘surely one day.’

Ἀχιλλῆος, objective genitive with “ποθή.

υἶας, declension, § 107; syntax, § 179.

[241] δυνήσεαι, form, § 142.1; Attic “δυνήσει”.

[242] εὖτ᾽ ἄν = Attic “ὅταν”.

[243] θνῄσκοντες, ‘being slain.’

πίπτωσι, in protasis of what sort of condition? Cf. GG. 628, 650.

ἔνδοθι, suffix, § 155.3.

[244] χωόμενος, with ultima used for long syllable, § 32.

τ᾽, elision and meaning, § 40, § 2; 123, 7.

οὐδέν, ‘not at all,’ in origin a cognate accusative.

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