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[181] σὺν κεινῇσιν νηυσί: with empty ships, i.e. without Helen and the spoils of war, and with heavy loss. cf. “αἰσχρόν τοι δηρόν τε μένειν κενεόν τε” (empty-handed) “νέεσθαι Β 298, οἴκαδε νισσόμεθα” (sc. the comrades of Odysseus) “κενεὰς σὺν χεῖρας ἔχοντες κ” 42.

λιπών: cf. 175.

ἀγαθόν: generally with “βοήν” (war-cry), as epithet of Menelaus. cf. 220.

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