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[219] οἷ: ‘dat. of interest’ (cf. “τῷ” 208) with “πατρί”, which is an indirect object. cf. 5.116.—Equiv. to “ τῷ πατρὶ ἔδωκε Χείρων”.

φίλα φρονέων: (thinking loving thoughts), with friendly heart. Cf.ἐὺ φρονέων Α 73, ἀγαθὰ φροϝέων α” 43.

Χείρων: the wise centaur (“δικαιότατος Κενταύρων Λ” 832) of Mt. Pelion, the teacher of Asclepius and Achilles, and the kind friend of Peleus. Later stories made him the trainer of the Argonaut Jason and many other heroes. Homer nowhere indicates that Chiron was a quadruped, as he was acc. to the later myths.

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