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[480] The thought makes prominent the sacrifice of personal interests which Sarpedon had made for the sake of the Trojans.

ἔνθα: there. — “κάδ [κατά”, § 11 b]: sc. “ἔλιπον” from 480. cf. “ὤρνυτο δ᾽ Ἀγαμέμνων . . . ἂν δ̓ Ὀδυσεύς” (sc. “ὤρνυτο”) 3.267 f.

τά τε: “the like of which.”

ὃς κτλ.: sc. “”, whoever has them not. Equiv. to “ὃς ἐπιδεύηται”. — The whole second hemistich means simply “delightful,” “desirable.”

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