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[43] δῶκα: I granted, sc. to satisfy thy anger. The aor. is used as freq. of an act which has just preceded. The perf. might be used in English.

ἑκὼν κτλ.: a much-quoted ‘oxymoron.’ “Freely, yet with unwilling heart.” “ἑκών” is the opposite of “βίῃ”. Zeus pretends that only for the sake of Hera he consents to the sack of Troy, which had been long ago decreed.

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