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[291] “ μὴν καὶ κτλ”.: concessive and excusing: “our trouble has been enough to make a man return to his home.” The other side of the picture is introduced v. 297 by “ἀλλὰ καὶ ἔμπης”. As a wise orator, Odysseus concedes that their longing for home is natural, (many a man is homesick after a single month away from his family), but he emphasizes the motives for continuing the struggle.

ἀνιηθέντα: agrees with “τινά” implied as the subj. of the inf.

νέεσθαι: inf. of result, see on “μάχεσθαι Α” 8.

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