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[698] Πρωτεσίλαος: the first to fall in the war; the name is significant, cf. v. 702. High honors were paid to him at Elaeus in the Thracian Chersonese, down to the time of the Persian wars; Hdt. ix. 116. His ship was the centre of the fiercest conflict when Hector forced his way to the ships of the Greeks, 15.704 ff., II 285, and it was half consumed by fire before Patroclus appeared with the Myr<*>, and repulsed the Trojans.

ἡγεμόνευεν: was the leader.

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