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[827] Πάνδαρος: he broke the truce of the Third Book, by shooting an arrow at Menelaus, 4.89 ff.; he was slain by Diomed, 5.290 ff.

καί: see on “Α 249. — τόξον κτλ”.: i.e. Apollo gave him skill with the bow; cf. “τόξον τοι” (Teucer) “πόρε Φοῖβος Ἀπόλλων” O 441, laetus Apollo | augurium citharamque dabat, celeresque sagittas Verg. Aen. xii. 393 f. The ancients believed that the bow of an excellent archer must be the gift of the god of the bow. The making of the bow of Pandarus, from the horns of a wild goat shot by himself, is described 4.105-111.

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