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[398] Μαίονα: acc. to Statius, in his Thebaïd, Maeon was an augur and priest of Apollo. A scholiast conjectured that he was a herald, and thus his person was inviolable.

ἄρα: resumes “ἕνα κτλ”. above.

θεῶν: a general expression, instead of “Ζηνός”. cf. 408, 157, 6.183.

τεράεσσι: cf. “δεπάεσσιν” 3.

πιθήσας: listening to, obeying. Portents warned Tydeus not to slay Maeon. cf. 381.

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