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[859] οὐκ: placed emphatically before “οἰωνοῖσιν”, with reference to the preceding “οἰωνιστής”. cf. (“υἱέας ὀνειροπόλοιο γέροντος”) “τοῖς οὐκ ἐρχομένοις γέρων ἐκρίνατ̓ ὀνείρους Ε 150, Ἴδμονα, μαντοσύνῃσι κεκασμένονͅ ἀλλά μιν οὔ τι μαντοσύναι ἐσάωσαν ἐπεὶ χρεὼ ἦγε δαμῆναι” Ap. Rhod. ii. 818 f., gratissimus augur; | sed non augurio potuit depellere pestem Verg. Aen. ix. 327 f.

οἰωνοῖσιν: by omens, from the flight of birds. See on 1.69.

860 = v. 874.

ὑπὸ χερσί: “ὑπό” with the dat. is freq. used by Homer where the Attic used “ὑπό” with the gen., cf. 3.436. See § 3 h.

Αἰακίδαο: for the use of the patronymic, see on v. 621.

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