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[304] οἶος: i.e. as “πρόμαχος”, explained by “πρόσθ᾽ ἄλλων”. cf. 3.16, 22. —In general, the Homeric heroes fought independently and severally, and made hardly an effort to maintain a regular line.

πρόσθε: local, cf. “προπάροιθεν ὁμίλου μακρὰ βιβάντα” (striding) 3.22.

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