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[388] ἤσκειν: contracted from “ἤσκεεν”. cf. “εἴριά τε ξαίνειν” (card) “χ 423. — μάλιστα κτλ”.: the rel. const. is abandoned, cf. A 79, 162. — This shows why Aphrodite took the form of this old woman.

φιλέεσκεν: sc. “Ἑλένη”. For the change of subj., cf. “ὅς οἱ πληοίον ἷζε, μάλ<*>τα δέ μιν φιλέ<*>σκεν η” 171.

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