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[685] Sarpedon is ready even to die, if it but be among friends.

κεῖσθαι: not a description of the present situation, since Sarpedon was in the arms of his friends, but rather an expression of anxious foreboding in contrast with happy escape.

ἔπειτα: after that, refers to “ἐπάμυνον. — καί”: even, with concessive optative. cf. “ἐν δὲ φάει” (light) “καὶ ὄλεσσον Ρ 647, ἰδόντα δὲ καὶ λίποι αἰὼν” (life)| “κτῆσιν ἐμήν η” 224 f. — Sarpedon expected to die of his wound. cf. “ἄρα” 686.

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