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[168] τῆσδε: i.e. the present.

ἀπάτης: gen. of cause. cf. “χωόμενον γυναικός Α 429, κούρης χωόμενος Β 689, τῆς ἀχέων Β 694.—τὰ μὲν κτλ”.: resumes the thought of 161, and prepares the way for the contrast of 169.

οὐκ ἀτέλεστα: i.e. surely accomplished. cf. 57. Agamemnon seems not to be thinking chiefly of the destruction of Troy by the Achaeans, since he contemplates the humiliating withdrawal of their army on the death of Menelaus. He trusts in the justice of Zeus that the Trojans shall be punished in the future.

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