cf. 15 f.—All onlookers knew that this appearance was a portent, but they could not interpret it.ἦ ῥα: surely, as we see. Inference from the phenomenon. The first horn of the dilemma is considered the more probable. κακός: destructive, evil. τίθησιν: cf. “θεῖναι” 26. 84 = 19.224. ἀνθρώπων: limits “ταμίης πολέμοιο” arbiter of war. “ἀνθρώποις” might have been used.
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