cf. 1.565.τέττα: “old fellow,” in an affectionate, though reproving, tone. Nothing indicates that Sthenelus was actually older than Diomed. σιωπῇ ἧσο: sit in silence, keep quiet. The literal meaning of “ἧσο” is not to be pressed, since “ἑστεῶτε” 366 shows that they were standing. — The whole speech of Diomed shows self-restraint and prudence. The poet thus reminds the hearer that the hero was distinguished “ἀγορῇ”. This speech has the same number of verses as that of Sthenelus, 404 ff. See on 358, 3.161, 301.
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