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[422] μαλα δή: surely now, the truth really is. Ironical. cf. “ μάλα δὴ Τρῶες μεγαλήτορες, οὕς περ ἔπεφνον, 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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