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[69] οἰωνοπόλων: soothsayers, in a general sense, as “οἰωνός” is used for omen. This expression is used of Priam's son Helenus, 6.76, and Calchas is “θεοπρόπος οἰωνιστής Ν” 70. He was a warrior as well as a seer; see on 2.832.

ὄχα: used only as a strengthening prefix with forms of “ἄριστος. ἔξοχαpre-eminent is more common.

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