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[251] 251-421. Agamemnon visits the several divisions of his army. Five corps are enumerated: I. Idomeneus, 251271; II. The Ajaxes, 272-291; III. Nestor, 292-325; IV. Menestheus and Odysseus, 326-363; V. Diomed and Sthenelus, 364-418.

ἐπὶ Κρήτεσσι: at the Cretans, i.e. to the place where the Cretans were. cf. 273.—The Cretans stood in the line on the right of the Lacedaemonians (Menelaus), and on the left of the Salaminians (Ajax). cf. 3.230, where Idomeneus is noticed immediately after Ajax.

οὐλαμόν: connected with “εἴλωpress, throng, and like it with initial Ϝ.

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