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[220] 220-421. Renewed preparations for battle. Agamemnon visits the various divisions (“ἐπιπώλησις”). This forms a supplement to the picture of the Achaean army which is given in Books A and B.

220-250. Agamemnon orders the advance of the army.

221 = 11.412; cf. 17.107.

ἐπί: const. with “ἤλυθον”, came on.—The Trojans move first. This may be simply from the Greek point of view. But they see that the conflict is inevitable, and prefer to ‘take the offensive.’

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