“ἧσαι: ἧσθαι” with a partic. often has no thought of contrast of position (as sitting to standing), but denotes self-satisfied continuance in the action of the partic., cf. 1.134. The verb is the more noteworthy here since Thersites is not sitting (cf. v. 268).διδοῦσιν: as if from “διδόω”, cf. “ἀφίει Α 25, τίθει Α” 441.
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