ἦ μαλα δή: surely now, the truth really is. Ironical. cf. “ἦ μάλα δὴ Τρῶες μεγαλήτορες, οὕς περ ἔπεφνον,ι αὖτις ἀναστήσονται Φ” 55 f., Achilles's words at sight of Lycaon whom he had sold to Lemnos, but who had returned. — The reference to Aphrodite's relation to Helen is obvious.
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