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[243] “τίφθ̓ [τί ποτε]οὕτως: this second question explains the former. “Do you feel no shame in standing thus inactive?”

ἕστητε: an isolated perfect form, for “ἕστατε”. Some read “ἔστητε”, and illustrate the use of the aorist by “Αἰνεία τί σὺ ἔστης γ” 179.

τεθηπότες: dazed. Cf. 21.29.

νεβροί: the Homeric personification of cowardice. cf. the Eng. ‘hare.’— cf. “κυνὸς ὄμματ ἔχων κραδίην δ᾽ ἐλάφοιο” (deer) 1.225.

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