τῶν: see on v. 576.πεντήκοντα: Achilles arranged his men in five divisions with five commanders. Each of his ships was manned by 50 men, who (like all the rest) on their arrival at Troy served as soldiers. cf. “πεντήκοντ̓ ἦσαν νῆες θοαί, ᾖσιν Ἀχιλλεὺς ι ἐς Τροίην ἡγεῖτο διίφιλος: ἐν δὲ” “ἑκάστῃ ι πεντήκοντ̓ ἔσαν ἄνδρες ἐπὶ κληῖσιν ἑταῖροι: ι πέντε δ̓ ἄῤ ἡγεμόνας ποιήσατο, τοῖς ἐπεποίθειν, ι σημαίνειν, αὐτὸς δὲ μέγα κρατέων ἤνασσεν” II 168 ff.
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