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[568] ἔδδεισεν, account for double “δ.§ 62. 1.

[569] καθῆστο, κάθ-ημαι.

φίλον, its force? § 114.

[572] ἐπὶ ἦρα (used by Homer in this formula only) φέρων, ‘bearing kindly service,’ ‘doing favor.’

[573] δὴ λοίγια ἔργα, cf. l. 518, where the expression is exclamatory; but the construction here is obviously different, for a complete predicate is supplied by “τάδ᾽ ἔσσεται κτλ.

τάδ᾽ε), meaning, § 120.

[574] σφῴ, § 110.

[575] ἐλαόνετον, literally ‘drive,’ ‘run’ (transitive); here figuratively, ‘keep going,’ ‘keep up.’

[576] δαιτὸς

ἐσθλῆς ἦδος (= “ἡδονή”), ‘enjoyment of a goodly feast.’— ἐπεὶ τὰ χερείονα (= “χείρονα”, cf. l. 114) νικᾷ, ‘since worse matters prevail.’ “τὰ χερείονα” means “τὰ κακά” (cf. l. 107), ‘rather’ than “τὰ ἀγαθά”.

[577] καὶ αὐτῇ περ νοεούσῃ, ‘although she is herself discreet.’

καὶ ... περ, see note on l. 131.

[579] νεικείῃσι, inflected like “ἐθέλῃσιν”, § 136.6; for “-ει-” see § 150.— σὺν ... ταράξῃ, tmesis.

580 εἴ περ, ‘just suppose.’

[581] στυφελίξαι, supply “ἡμᾶς”. The conclusion—‘he can do it’—is understood. Cf. l. 136.

[582] καθάπτεσθαι, syntax, § 213.

[583] ἵλαος, § 77.

[586] τέτλαθι, § 136.9.

[587] ἐν with “ὀφθαλμοῖσιν”, ‘before.’

[588] θεινομένην, in agreement with “σε” (l. 587): ‘lest I see you being beaten.’

[589] ἀντιφέρεσθαι limits “ἀργαλέος”. Cf. “μαντεύεσθαι”, l. 107.

[590] ἤδη γάρ ... ἄλλοτε, cf. “ἤδη γάρ ποτε”, l. 260.

μεμαῶτα, ‘eager,’ agrees with “με”.

[593] κάππεσον = “κατέπεσον”. For “καπ-”, § 47.

[596] μειδήσασα, translation of tense, § 186.

παιδός, ‘from her son.’

χειρί, ‘with [or ‘in’] her hand.’

[598] οἰνοχόει (“οἶνος, χέω”) ... “νέκταρ”, the poet seems unconscious of the original meaning and thinks only of the main idea, ‘poured.’ Compare Xen. Anab. II, 4, 12: “ἦν δὲ” [“τὸ τεῖχος”] “ᾠκοδομημένον”, ‘the wall was built’; yet “οἰκοδομέω” is literally to ‘build a house’ (“οἶκος” and “δέμω”, ‘build’). Other examples are not uncommon.

ἀφύσσων, ‘drawing off,’ or ‘dipping’ with a ladle. The gods who are used to Hebe and Ganymedes as cupbearers make merry over the awkward Hephaestus.

[599] ἐνῶρτο, ἐν-όρνυμι.

γέλος, second declension in Homer (= Attic “γέλως”, third declension); cf. similar nouns in this book: “μάρτυροι” (l. 338) and “ἔρον” (l. 469).

[602] Cf. l. 468.

[603] φόρμιγγος and Μουσάων (l. 604), like “δαιτός”, limit “ἐδεύετο”.

[606] κακκείοντες (“κατά” and “κεῖμαι”), cf. note on 16.852.

ἔβαν, cf. l. 391.

ἧχι = Attic “”, ‘where.’

[607] ἀμφιγυήεις, ‘lame in both legs,’ ‘the halting god,’ according to the ancient interpretation: “both-foot-halting god,” Chapman renders it. Many prefer a modern interpretation: ‘strong in both arms.’

[608] ἰδυίῃσι (Attic “εἰδυίαις”) πραπίδεσσιν, ‘with cunning mind.’ Other works of this god that are mentioned in the Iliad are: the aegis and scepter of Zeus (B 101, O 308 ff.); the arms of Achilles (18.478 ff.); the wonderful golden maidens who supported the lame god's steps (18.417); the automatic tripods (18.373 ff.); the breastplate of Diomedes (8.195) that formerly belonged to Glaucus (Z 235). Still other works are told of in the Odyssey.

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