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[21] “ἁζόμενοι κτλ”.: a prime motive for granting the request; the Achaeans were to honor the god in the person of his priest. For the apparently neglected “Ϝ” of “ἑκηβόλον”, see § 14 e. The spondee in the fifth foot (see § 39 h f.) gives an emphatic close to the sentence, cf. vs. 11, 157, 291, 600.

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