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[580] εἴ περ: if only.

ἐθέλῃσιν: the verb for emphasis here precedes its subj., see § 1 j; or “Ὀλύμπιος κτλ”. can be taken as in appos. with the subj. of “ἐθέλῃσιν”.—“Ὀλύμπιος κτλ”.: indicates his exalted power, although in v. 609 this expression is used without special reference to the circumstances of the case.

ἀστεροπητής: for Zeus as god of the lightning and storm, see on 2.146.

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