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[295] “ἡμῖν μίμνοντεσσι [μίμνουσι”]: for us remaining here; i.e. we have been here nearly nine years. For the dat. cf. “Α 250, δωδεκάτη δέ οἱ ἠὼς κειμένῳ Ω” 413 f. it is the twelfth day that he has been lying dead, Od. 19.192 f., “ἤδη γάρ οἱ” (Odysseus) “ἐεικοστὸν ἔτος ἐστίν”, | “ἐξ οὗ κεῖθεν ἔβη τ” 222.

περιτροπέων: rolling, cf. v. 551, “περὶ δ̓ ἔτραπον ὧραι κ 469, περιπλομένων ἐνιαυτῶν α” 16, volventibus annis Verg. Aen. i. 234, volvendis mensibus ib. 269.

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