This verse contains several metrical peculiarities. For the hiatus after the first foot, see § 9 b; for that after “ῒδῃ”, see § 9 c. — “ἦ ἵνα κτλ”.: he answers the question himself by a conjecture, cf. “Ζ 255, Η 26, Ρ” 445.ἦ: generally expresses emotion in Homer; it is not yet the mere sign of a question (§ 3 m “β”). ἴδῃ: for the voice, see on v. 56.
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