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[437] τρὶς δέ: for the repetition of “τρίς”, see on 4.415. cf. “τρὶς μὲν ἐπ᾽ ἀγκῶνος” (projecting corner) “βῆ τείχεος ὑψηλοῖοͅ Πάτροκλος, τρὶς δ᾽ αὐτὸν ἀπεστυφέλιξεν Ἀπόλλων Π” 702 f., “τρὶς μὲν ἔπειτ᾽ ἐπόρουσε ποδάρκης δῖος Ἀχιλλεὺςι ἔγχει χαλκείῳ, τρὶς δ̓ ἠέρα τύψε βαθεῖαν γ” 445 f., “τρὶς μὲν ἔπειτ᾽ ἐπόρουσε, . . . τρὶς δ̓ ἐννέα φῶτας ἔπεφνεν Π” 784 f.

οἷ ἐστυφέλιξε ἀσπίδα: struck for him the shield, i.e. struck Diomed's shield, in order to thrust him back.

438 = “Π 705, 786, γ” 447; cf. “Χ 208. — τὸ τέταρτον”: the preceding “τρίς” has prepared the way for the dem. “τό”. cf. “Β 329. — δαίμονι ἶσος”: sc. in his superhuman strength. cf. “γ 493, Φ 18. — ἐπέσσυτο κτλ”.: cf. 459, 884, 21.227.

ἐπέσσυτο: for the form, see §§ 25 f, 35.

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