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[365] cf. 89 f., 327 f., 5.376. — The Argives (in the narrow sense of the term) under Diomed stand on the right of the Cephallenians. cf. 8.91 f., 11.312-401.

Διομήδεα: tetrasyllable, by synizesis. cf. “Τυδῆ” 384. For Diomed's forces, see 2.559-568. He brought 80 ships to Troy and was one of the mightiest heroes, good both in counsel and in action. The Fifth Book and a large part of the Sixth Book are devoted to his exploits (“Διομήδους ἀριστεία”). He voices the sentiments of the Greeks, in 7.399 ff.; he was the first to stay his horses and recover from the rout, 8.254 ff.; he (like Odysseus, see on 350) rebukes Agamemnon's lack of confidence, 9.31 ff., cf. 9.695; he goes with Odysseus by night into the Trojan camp, and slays the Thracian king Rhesus, 10.219 ff.; he is wounded by Paris in the third day of battle, 11.369 ff., but recovers in time to take part in the games in honor of Patroclus in which he gains the first prize in the chariot race, Od. 23.499 ff., and contends with Telamonian Ajax in heavy armor, 23.812 ff.

366 = 11.198.

ἔν τε κτλ.: but one thought. “On his chariot drawn by horses.” cf. 5.794.

κολλητοῖσιν: firmly-joined, well built.

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