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[677] Six out of these seven Lycians have good Greek names.

Κοίρανον: a ‘homonym’ is esquire of Meriones, 17.611.

εἷλεν: cf. 4.457.

Ἀλάστορα κτλ.: cf. 4.295. — Obs. the ‘polysyndeton’ with “τέ”. — cf. quid Lycii referam Sarpedonis agmina ferro| devastata meo? cum multo sanguine fudi| Coeranon Iphitiden et Alas toraque Chroniumque| Alcandrumque Haliumque Noëmonaque Prytaninque Ovid. Met. xiii. 257 ff.

678 = Vergil Aen. ix. 767.

Νοήμονα: ‘homonyms’ are a companion of Antilochus, 23.612, and an Ithacan who lends his boat to Telemachus, “β 386, δ” 630.

Πρύτανιν: Foremost. — For subordinate persons, the poet does not always take the trouble to invent new names.

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