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[53] Vs. 53-100. Assembly of the Greeks. Speeches of Achilles and Calchas.

ἐννῆμαρ: ἐννέα is a round number in Homer, as “Ζ 174, Μ 25, Ω 107, 610, 664, 784, η 253, ι 82, κ 28, μ 447, ξ” 314. cf. ‘Nine times the space that measures day and night | To mortal men’ Milton Par. Lost i. 50.

ᾤχετο: the arrows are personified, cf. “ἆλτο δ̓ ὀιστὸς ὀξυβελής, καθ᾽ ὅμιλον ἐπιπτέσθαι μενεαίνων 4.125 f. eager to fly into the throng, “Λ 574, Φ” 70.

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