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[671] δειδέχατ᾽ο), § 142.4, c; cf. note on l. 224.

[673] μ̓=“μοι”.

[680] Cf. l. 347 for Achilles's own words.

[684] ἂν ... παραμυθήσασθαι, indirect form of “ἂν ... παραμυθησαίμην”, l. 417. This is the only example in Homer of “ἄν” with infinitive of indirect discourse.—For ll. 684-687, cf. ll. 417-420. It is noticeable that Odysseus reports from Achilles only what Achilles said directly to him, and passes over what was said to Phoenix and to Ajax; see note on l. 645.

[688] εἰσί, ‘are here.’

εἰπέμεν § 212), ‘to tell,’ ‘to confirm.’

[694] This verse was rejected by the Alexandrians; it is probably introduced from elsewhere (cf. 8.29), and in this context is inappropriate.

[698] μηδ᾽ ὄφελες λίσσεσθαι, ‘would that you had not besought’; a wish impossible of fulfilment.

[699] διδούς, ‘offering.’

καὶ ἄλλως, ‘even as it is.’

[700] ‘Now you have urged him far more to haughty thoughts.’ Chapman translates: “He's proud enough beside,
But this ambassage thou hast sent will make him burst with pride.

[701] κεῖνον ... ἐάσομεν, ‘let us leave him alone’; but the verb may be future indicative.

... , ‘whether ... or.’—On κε with subjunctive see § 192.

[705] τεταρπόμενοι, τέρπω, § 128: ‘having got enjoyment,’ ‘satisfied.’

[706] τὸ γὰρ κτλ., ‘for this [i. e. food and drink] is might’ etc.

[708] ἐχέμεν § 213), ‘marshal.’

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