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[408] αὐτόματος: of his own accord; he needed no invitation. He holds a special relation.

βοὴν ἀγαθός: an important element of influence in battle where trumpets were not used. This epith. is applied to Menelaus 25 times, to Diomedes 21 times; by way of exception to Telamonian Ajax “Ο 249, Π” 102; to Hector “Ν 123, Ο” 671; to Priam's son Polites 24.250. See § 1 q.

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