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[109] cf. 8.496.

τῷ: local, cf. “ὤμοισιν Α” 45.

ἐρεισάμενος: not an attrib. partic. with “ γε”, but a pred. partic. of manner; cf. “κοιρανέων” v. 207.

110 = “Ζ 67, Ο 733, Τ” 78. See on v. 79.

θεράποντες Ἄρηος: see on 1.176; cf. “ὄζος Ἄρηος” v. 540.

For this “λόγος ἐσχηματισμένος”, cf. the speeches of Clearchus and his “ἐγκέλευστοι”, Xen. An. i. 3. 9 f. Agamemnon does not desire his arguments to be convincing; he reminds his men covertly of the promise of Zeus that they should capture Troy, and that nine years of the ten were already past; he calls that man “δυσκλέα” who returns to Argos with his end unattained, esp. since they had already remained so long before Ilios; he exaggerates the disparity of numbers of Achaeans and Trojans.

111-118 = 9.18-25.

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