ἐξ οὗ κτλ.: since first, since once; the starting-point for “μῆνιν οὐλομένην”. This expression takes the place in Homer of the prose “ἐπεὶ ἅπαξ, ἐπεὶ τάχιστα”, cf. v. 235, “ἐπεὶ δὴ τὸ πρῶτον δ” 13. “πρῶτον” and “πρῶτα” are used adv. with little difference of meaning, cf. vs. 276, 319.τά: for the short vowel lengthened before the following consonants, see § 41 h. διαστήτην ἐρίσαντε: were divided (lit. separated) in strife.
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