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[138] τεόν: sc. “γέρας”.

Αἴαντος: son of Telamon, from Salamis (2.557), the mightiest of all the Greeks except Achilles (2.768, and note). He is not to be confounded with the swiftfooted leader of the Locrians, Ajax son of Oïleus (2.527). Telamonian Ajax is always meant when no distinguishing epith. is used. F<*> committed suicide because the <*>ms of Achilles, after that hero's de<*>h, were given to Odysseus rather th<*> to him (Od. 11.543 ff.).

ἰών: cf. “ἰὼν κλ<*>ίηνδε” v. 185. Homer is fond of <*> partic. which completes the pict<*> but is not strictly necessary to the sense, as “ἄγων” v. 311, “ἐλθών” v. 401, “ἑλών” v. 139, “ἰδών” v. 537, “ἰών, λαβών Β 261, παραστάς Β 189, φέρουσα Γ 425, ἀμφιέποντες Β 525, εὐχόμενος Β” 597. These partics. are commonly intr. in this use.

Ὀδυσῆος: the hero of the Odyssey, the wise Ithacan prince (2.636) by whose device of the wooden horse Ilios was captured (Od. 22.230). He is sent in charge of the expedition to restore Chryseis to her father, v. 311. He restrains the Achaeans from following a mad impulse to set out for home, 2.169 ff.; he chastises Thersites, 2.244 ff. His personal appearance as an orator is described, 3.191 ff. He is sent as an envoy to Achilles in the Ninth Book. He enters the Trojan camp as a spy, with Diomed, in the Tenth Book. He is the special favorite of Athene, see on 2.169. — Agamemnon expresses his sovereignty in an arbitrary way, declaring his absolute authority over the three mightiest princes of the army.

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