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[339] κακοῖσι δόλοισι: cunning, instead of brave strength.

κεκασμένε: from “καίνυμαι”.

κερδαλεόφρον: cf. 1.149.—The character of Odysseus in post-Homeric times was largely in accordance with these epithets. cf. the words which are put into his mouth, “ὅταν τι δρᾶς εἰς κέρδος, οὐκ ὀκνεῖν πρέπει” Soph. Phil. 111.—Obs. the alliteration (“κ”). § 2 a.—Not a word is said here about Menestheus, 327; nor does that chief make any reply.

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