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[258] περὶ μέν, περὶ δέ: const. with “ἐστέ”, superior to; with the gen., as v. 287, cf. Od. 1.66.

βουλήν: as to counsel, in council.

μάχεσθαι: in battle, like “μάχην”. So “εὖχος ἀρέσθαι Η” 203 is parallel with “νίκην”, cf. [“ἀμείνων”] “ἠμὲν πόδας ἠδὲ μάχεσθαι Ο 642, ἐλαφρότατοι θείειν καὶ κάρτος ἄριστοι γ” 370. — For the thought, cf. “Γ 179, Τυδεΐδη, περὶ μὲν πολέμῳ ἔνι καρτερός ἐσσι”,

καὶ βουλῇ . . . ἔπλευ ἄριστος Ι” 53 f. “First in war and first in peace,” vs. 490 f., 2.202, 273.

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