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[331] ἕστασαν: contrasted with “κίνυντο” (cf. Attic “ἐκινοῦντο”), and so followed by an explanation, with “γάρ”.

σφίν: i.e. Menestheus and Odysseus. Nearly equiv. to Attic “αὐτῶν”, with “λαός”. cf. “τῷ” 208.

ἀκούετο: mid., only here in Homer.

ἀυτῆς: i.e. the token of the beginning battle.— These Cephallenians were at a considerable distance from the centre of action.

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