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[229] “ ἔτι κτλ”.: surely etc. He answers ironically the question which he himself had put; cf. 1.203.

ἔτι καὶ χρυσοῦ: gold also as well as copper and slaves. Gold was rare in Greece before the Persian wars, but was abundant in Asia Minor. Schliemann, however, has found treasures of gold ornaments not only at Hissarlik (which many think to be the site of the ancient Ilios) but also at Mycenae. The latter city is called “πολύχρυσος, Η 180, Λ 46, γ” 305; for Troy, cf. “πρὶν μὲν” (i.e. before the Achaeans besieged the city) “γὰρ Πριάμοιο πόλιν μέροπες ἄνθρωποι πάντες μυθέσκοντο πολύχρυσον πολύχαλκον Σ” 288 f.

κε οἴσει: for “κέ” with the fut. ind., cf. 1.139, 175, but see § 3 b.

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