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[789] οὐδέ ποτε: not even once, not a single time.

Δαρδανιάων: cf. 22.194, 413. “Gate of the Dardanian city.” Elsewhere called the Scaean Gate; 6.237. — For the thought, cf. Achilles's words, “ὄφρα δ᾽ ἐγὼ μετ̓ Ἀχαιοῖσιν πολέμιζον, οὐκ ἐθέλεσκε μάχην ἀπὸ τείχεος ὀρνύμεν Ἕκτωρ, ἀλλ̓ ὅσον ἐς Σκαιάς τε πύλας καὶ φηγὸν ἵκανεν: ἔνθα ποτ̓ οἶον ἔμιμνε, μόγις δέ μευ ἔκφυγεν ὁρμήν” (onset) 9.352 ff.

791 = 13.107.

κοίλῃς ἐπὶ νηυσί: in appos. with “ἑκὰς πόλιος”. cf. 687, 804; see on “ἱερῆς Δ” 103. — An exaggeration.

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