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[529] ὀλίγος: small, like Att. “μικρός” which is rare in Homer.

λινοθώρηξ: as v. 830, with linen doublet, i.e. in a closely woven, thick linen jacket which came down only to the hips; while the “χιτών” in the common epith. “χαλκοχίτωνες” was cuirass and apron in one piece. The linen armor became more common in later times (see Xen. An. iv. 7. 15 of the Chalybes, “τὸν λινοῦν θώρακα ὃς ἐπιχώριος ἦν αὐτοῖς” Xen. Cyr. vi. 4. 2 of the Susians). This is suited to the leader of the Locrians who are described (13.713 ff.) as having no helmets, shields, or spears, but bows and arrows; but here Ajax is represented as excelling with the spear, and he has “ἔντεα δαιδάλεα Ν” 719.

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