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[473] “φῆς [ἔφησθα”] που: thou saidst, methinks. A gentle jest. cf. Achilles's words, “Ἕκτορ, ἀτάρ που ἔφης Πατροκλἦ ἐξεναρίζωνͅ σῶς ἔσσεσθαι Χ” 331 f. — The ‘asyndeton’ shows the speaker's excitement.

ἑξέμεν: that thou wouldst keep safe. Prob. a play upon Hector's name (Keeper, Protector). § 2 c. — For the form, cf. “ἐλαυνέμεν” 327.

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