βοὴν ἀγαθός: this phrase is applied chiefly to Diomed and Menelaus, since with their names it makes a convenient close to the verse after the pause between the two short syllables of the third foot. cf. 320, 347, 432, 596, 855, “κτλ”. §§ 4 c, 40 d. The leader's voice was much more important in the conflict in the times when no trumpets were used.115 = “δ 762, ζ” 324; cf. 10.278. — The usual formula for a prayer is, as here, (1) the address, (2) the grounds for the request, and (3) the petition. cf. “κλῦθί μευ, ἀργυρότοξ᾽ . . . εἴ ποτέ τοι χαρίεντ̓ ἐπὶ νηὸν ἔρεψα κτλ. Α” 37 ff.
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