βῆ φεύγων: set out in flight, cf. v. 71; see on 1.391. The partic. indicates the manner of his going; — as a fugitive, since he feared the vengeance of the relatives. ‘A life for a life,’ was the old Greek law; but sometimes a fine was paid, cf. I 632. Flight from the country was frequent, as in the case of Tydeus (see on v. 563), and of Patroclus (see on 1.307).
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