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[2] Τρῶες: i.e. Trojans and their allies; as 2.826, not as “Β 816. — κλαγγῇ κτλ”.: with clamor and outcry; one idea, expressed for emphasis by two synonymous nouns; cf. “Α 492, Β” 339, v. 242, “κακότητι καὶ ἄλγεσι υ 203, ἔρις καὶ νεῖκος ὄρηται υ 267, σθένεός τε καὶ ἀλκῆς πειρήτιζεν χ” 237; see § 1 s.

ὄρνιθες ὥς: cf. 2.764, see on 2.190. This comparison is made definite by a special illustration.—The Achaeans silent in the consciousness of their power are contrasted with the noisy Trojans. Elsewhere also the Trojans are represented as exercising less selfrestraint, as less disciplined than the Greeks. When the strife is renewed, 4.429 ff., the Achaeans advance in solemn silence, while the Trojans come to meet them with the noise of a flock of sheep. The Achaeans shout once, in panic flight, 17.759.

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