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[70] ὅς: long by position, since “ᾔδη” once began with vau, cf. 2.38; see § 41 q. — “ᾔδη”: for the Homeric forms of “οἶδα”, see § 34 k. — This verse describes the seer's power in its full extent, cf. novit namque omnia vates

quae sint, quae fuerint, quae mox ventura trahantur Verg. Georg. iv. 392 f.; 3.109.
πρό τ̓ ἐόντα: and which were before, i.e. past.

ἐόντα: forms of “εἰμί” in Homer regularly retain the “ε” of the stem (§ 34 g).

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