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[2] οὐλομένην: destructive, deadly; cf. Milton Par. Lost i. 2 “forbidden fruit . . .
whose mortal taste
Brought death into the world.
” The thought is amplified in the following rel. clause, cf. v. 10, 2.227; see § 1 h, t.

μυρία: countless; not a numeral in Homer, see § 23 i. — For the hiatus, allowed when the final vowel has been elided, see § 9 e.

ἄλγεα: i.e. the defeats caused by the absence of Achilles from the conflict.

ἔθηκεν: caused (as 3.321, see § 2 v), nearly equiv. to “τεῦχε” below.

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