“πρὶν κτλ”.: i.e. before the capture of Troy. The women and children of a captured city were treated as slaves, the men were killed; cf. “ἐκ πόλιος” (sc. of the Cicones) “δ̓ ἀλόχους καὶ κτήματα πολλὰ λαβόντες ι δασσάμεθα ι” 41 f., “πόρθεον, ἐκ δὲ γυναῖκας ἄγον καὶ νήπια τέκνα”, | “αὐτούς τε” (the men) κτεῖνον ρ 433 f.τινά: in a collective sense, referring to each individual, as is also “Τρώων ἀλόχῳ”.
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