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[25] κακῶς: harshly; cf. the use of “κακήν” v. 10.

ἀφίει: for the form, as from a verb in -“έω”, see § 34 a; for the omission of the aug., see § 25 a. Homer is fond of using the impf. to describe an action as in progress (see § 3 j), cf. “τεῦχε” v. 4.

κρατερόν: strong, stern.

ἐπὶ μῦθον ἔτελλεν: laid upon him his command.

ἐπί: const. with “ἔτελλεν”, §37 a, b.

μῦθον: had not yet received the idea of fiction which is contained in the Eng. myth.λόγος” is found but twice in Homer.

26-32. Agamemnon first rejects the admonition to fear the god and then refuses the request itself.

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