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[567] μή τι πάθοι: “lest something befall him.” Euphemism.

μέγα: adv. with “ἀποσφήλειε”.

σφάς: with short α only here.

ἀποσφήλειε (“σφάλλω”) “κτλ”.: “lest their toil (their expedition) should be rendered vain by the death of Menelaus, on which the Greeks would return.” cf. 4.170-175. — The personal const. is natural in view of the close connexion of the two clauses of the verse.

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