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[45] ἔπι: for “ἔπεστι”, as 1.515; attends thee. — “ἀλλ̓ οὐκ κτλ”.: the contrast with “φάντες” calls strictly for a partic. denoting the Achaeans' recognition of the truth; instead of this, Hector states the fact from his own standpoint.

βίη: might, for attack.

φρεσίν: local, see on 1.24.

ἀλκή: strength, for defence.

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