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[228] τόνδε δέδεξο (“δέχομαι”): receive his attack. Cf.Δ 107. δέδεξο” is not used like “δέξαι” 227. Homer uses words in different senses, but often in different forms. cf. “βεβολημένος Ι” 9 smitten (in a figurative sense), dis tressed, with “βεβλημένος Α” 592 hit (literally), wounded.

μελήσουσιν κτλ.: forms the conclusion to the preceding clause. “If you will meet his onset, I will look out for the horses.”

μελήσουσιν: for the ‘chiastic order,’ see § 2 o.

229 = 179.

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