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[80] γάρ: introduces a further explanation of his special need (cf. “πρόφρων” v. 77) of protection.

ὅτε χώσεται: Att. “ὅταν χώσηται”, whenever his wrath is roused. For the short mode vowel, see § 27 a. For the hypothetical rel. sent. without “ἄν” or “κέ”, cf. vs. 230, 543, 554, Od. 1.352.

χέρηι: a subject, man of low degree; a positive to the comp. “χερείων” v. 114 (Att. “χείρων”).

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