This verse is found 7 times in the Iliad (“Δ 358, Θ 93, Ι 308, 624, Κ 144, Ψ” 723), 15 times in the Odyssey. It is the only conventional verse in which no caesura occurs in the 3d foot (§ 40 c).διογενές: Arceisias, father of Laertes, grandfather of Odysseus, was son of Zeus, acc. to a later myth; but this epith. is applied in a general way to princes, see on 1.176. πολυμήχανε: for the epiths. of Odysseus, see §§ 1 q, 4 c. 174-181. cf. vs. 158-165.
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