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[71] ἡγήσατο: he led the way, guided; here metaphorically of the seer who interpreted the portents relating to the voyage; cf. 2.322 f. So on the Argonautic expedition, the seer Mopsus gave the word for setting out. No expedition was complete without a soothsayer, even in the time of the Persian war, cf. Hdt. ix. 37.

Ἴλιον εἴσω: concludes the verse, as “Ρ 159, 163, Σ 58, 439, Ω 145, τ” 182, 193.

Ἴλιον: here like “Τροίη”, of the kingdom of Priam, not the city itself.

εἴσω: only with verbs of motion; much like “εἰς”. It follows its acc.

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