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[124] “ξυνήια κτλ”.: undisturbed treasures lying in abundance, from which the king could be recompensed easily for the loss of his prize. This again refers to Agamemnon's “αὐτίκα” v. 118. — Booty taken on their marauding expeditions was the common property of the army after the several prizes of honor (“γέρα”, v. 185) had been selected for the chiefs, cf. vs. 368 f., “ἐκ πόλιος δ̓ ἀλόχους καὶ κτήματα πολλὰ λαβόντες δασσάμεθ̓ ὡς μή τίς μοι ἀτεμβόμενος κίοι ἴσης ι” 41 f.; “μοῖραν καὶ γέρας ἐσθλὸν ἔχων λ” 534 of Achilles's son returning from Troy, “τῶν ἐξαιρεύμην μενοεικέα” (satisfying my heart), “πολλὰ δ̓ ὀπίσσω λάγχανον ξ” 232. These prizes were sometimes selected by the leaders themselves, as 9.129 f., 11.696 f., 704; but are often spoken of as the gift of the people, vs. 276, 369, 392, “Λ 627, Π 56, Σ 444, η 10, ι” 160, 550 f. Doubtless they were distributed by the general, with the approval of the army. Thus, 9.367, Agamemnon is said by Achilles to have given Briseis to him.

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