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[227] λόχονδε: cf. “ἐς λόχθν ἔνθα μάλιστ̓ ἀρετὴ διαείδεται ἀνδρῶν Ν” 277 where especially the valor of men is discerned. The knights of the Middle Ages were the first to count ambush dishonorable.

ἀριστήεσσιν: mark the contrast with “λαῷ”.

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