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[37] Obs. the ‘asyndeton.’ See § 2 l, m.

ἔρξον ... ἐθέλεις: cf. “ν 145, π 67, ω 481, Χ” 185.

μὴ κτλ.: not a final sentence, but an independent ‘prohibitory’ clause, added to the principal sentence, for which it gives the reason. “Do as you please, since I will not allow this matter to be the cause of a quarrel on Olympus.”

τοῦτό γε νεῖκος: this strife, at least. In a contemptuous tone. Contention over human affairs was unworthy of the gods; cf. “εἰ δή σφω” (i.e. Zeus and Hera) “ἕνεκα θνητῶν ἐριδαίνετον ὧδε Α” 574. Hence the contrast with “μέγ᾽ ἔρισμα” 38. But see on 17.

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