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[7] “δοιαί [δύο]”: emphatic, in contrast with the single defender of Paris, 10.

Μενελάῳ: dat. with “ἀρηγόνες εἰσί”, which is equiv. to “ἀρήγουσι”. cf. “Ε 511, Τρώεσσιν ἀρωγοί Φ” 428.

θεάων: for the uncontracted form, see § 16 d.

8 = 5.908.

Ἀργείη: Argos was the chief seat of Hera's worship. cf. “ὅδε Ἥρας κλεινὸς ναός” Soph. El. 8. cf. also 52.

Ἀλαλκομενηίς: of Alalcomenae, a Boeotian town where Athena was worshipped with special distinction from the earliest times. These epithets of the two goddesses,—“Ἀλαλκομενηίς” reminding of defence and protection (“ἀλαλκεῖν”),—serve to strengthen the contrast with the ‘smile-loving’ Aphrodite, 10, “ οὐ δέδοται πολεμήια ἔργα Ε” 428. Observe the ‘chiasmus’; see § 2 o.

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