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[152] γάρ: the reasons for the preceding question (which is equiv. to a neg. assertion) continue through v. 162. “Thou dost repay with base ingratitude us who are fighting not for our own cause but only for thee.”

ἐγώ: sudden transition from the indef. “τὶς” of v. 150; cf. “ἐπεὶ οὔ τινα δείδιμεν ἔμπης”,

οὔτ̓ οὖν Τηλέμαχον μάλα περ πολύμυθον ἐόντα β” 199 f.

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