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[43] “καλὸν κτλ”.: for the epiths. at beginning of verse, see § 1 n.

φᾶρος: for the accent, see §§ 2 w, 41 fγ”. This upper garment was put on when no armor was worn. The skin of some wild beast was sometimes worn in its stead, cf. “Γ 17, Κ” 23, 177 (lion's skin), 29 (leopard's skin). The Homeric hero generally carried a lance, even on a peaceful journey, cf. Od. 1.104, 256; but Agamemnon here takes his sword since he could not carry conveniently both lance and “σκῆπτρον”. The sword was little used in combat, but often worn, cf. “εἵματα ἑσσάμενος, περὶ δὲ ξίφος ὀξὺ θέτ̓ ὤμῳ β” 3.

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