γέρουσιν: cf. 259 f. The number of the Gerontes in the Achaean camp is uncertain; prob. only six besides the Atridae. cf. 2.404 ff. Menestheus was not one of these, but doubtless often other chiefs were invited to these feasts, cf. 10.217.ἐφοπλίζωμεν Ἀχαιοί: the dinners given by the commander-in-chief were in the name and at the expense of the whole army. cf.261, 8.161 ff., 17.249 f.
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