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[480] βοῦς: made more definite by its appos. “ταῦρος”, see § 1 u.

ἀγέληφι: in the herd. For the ending, see § 15 a.

μέγα: far, see on 1.78.

ἔπλετο: gnomic aor., freq. in comparisons; cf. 1.418.—For the comparison of a hero to a brute, cf. 3.196 (Odysseus compared to a ram), 4.253 and 13.471 (Idomeneus, to a wild boar), 5.782 (the Argives, to lions), 11.558 (Ajax, to a stubbornass), 17.281 (Ajax, to a boar), 17.570 (Hector has a fly's audacity).

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