ἀέκοντε: because of their dread and reverence for Achilles, cf. v. 331. For the form, see § 6 a.βάτην [“ἐβήτην”]: dual forms generally have no aug. in Homer. παρὰ θῖνα: cf. v. 347. The quarters of Achilles were at the extreme right of the camp, cf. “ἐπ᾽ Αἴαντος κλισίας … ἠδ᾽ ἐπ᾽ Ἀχιλλῆος, τοί ῤ̔ ἔσχατα νῆας ἐίσας
εἴρυσαν, ἠνορέῃ πίσυνοι καὶ κάρτεϊ χειρῶν
” 11.7 ff. 328 = 9.185, cf. 652.