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[470] τὸν μέν: i.e. Elephenor.

λίπε θυμός: his life left. Cf.θυμοῦ δευομένους Γ 294, λίπε δ᾽ ὀστέα θυμός Μ 386, πεσόντα δέ μιν λίπε θυμός Π” 410. cf. also 524, “Ε 685, τόν γε λίπῃ ψυχή τε καὶ αἰών Π” 453.

ἐπ᾽ αὐτῷ: over the man himself, i.e. over his body, in contrast with the departed “θυμός”. See on “αὐτοῦ” 11.

δέ: for its position, see on 96.

ἔργον: like “πόνος” (see on “πονεύμενον” 374), chiefly of the toil of war. cf. 539, 6.522.

ἐτύχθη: from “τεύχω”.

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