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[222] οἱ δέ: i.e. the Achaeans.

αὖτις: they had laid off at least their shields and helmets, at 3.114, on the cessation of hostilities, to witness the single combat.

κατά: const. with “ἔδυν [ἔδυσαν]”, donned.

μνήσαντο κτλ.: i.e. they were eager to fight. cf. “Θ 252, Ξ 441, Ο 380, χάρμηςι Τρῶες μιμνήσκοντο Ν” 721 f., “ἀλλὰ μνησώμεθα χάρμης Ο 477, Τ 148, χ 73, Μενέλαος ἀνώγει Ἀχαιοὺςι νόστου μιμνήσκεσθαι γ” 141 f. To ‘remember the return’ is to enter upon it; to ‘remember flight’ is to take flight.

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