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[67] ἄρξωσι πρότεροι: shall be the first to begin. Cf.πάμπρωτος ὑφαίνειν” (weave, frame) “ἤρχετο μῆτινͅ Νέστωρ Η” 324.

πρότεροι κτλ.: cf. “ὁππότεροι πρότεροι ὑπὲρ ὅρκια” (contrary to the compacts) “πημήνειαν” (commit a hostile act) 3.299.

68 = 16.458.

οὐδ᾽ ἀπίθησε: for the ‘litotes,’ see § 2 r.

πατὴρ κτλ.: cf. 1.544, divom pater atque hominum rex Verg. Aen. i. 65, pater deum hominumque Livy i. 12, divumque hominumque parentem Ovid Met. xiv. 807.

69—“Ε 713, Φ” 419; cf. “Θ 351, Τ” 341.

αὐτίκα: for the ‘asyndeton,’ cf. 5.

ἔπεα: cognate accusative.

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