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[339] πῇ δὴ βήσεται: a rhetorical question, cf. “Ἕκτορ, πῇ δή τοι μένος οἴχεται Ε 472, Θ 229, Ν” 219 f., 24.201. “What will become of compacts if no one thinks of keeping them?”

συνθεσίαι τε καὶ ὅρκια: i.e. compacts sworn at sacrifices, here referring to the solemn sacrifice at Aulis. Hence Dido says non ego cum Danais Troianam exscindere gentem | Aulide iuravi Verg. Aen. iv. 425 f. Odysseus called it only an “ὑπόσχεσις”, v. 286.

ἡμῖν: ethical dat.

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