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[796] ἔτειρεν: i.e. the sweat irritated the wound.

ὑπὸ κτλ.: under the weight of the broad strap which supported the shield. On works of art, this “τελαμών” is sometimes made to pass over one shoulder, and sometimes over the other. In this case it was over the right shoulder (cf. 98), as would seem most convenient for the support of the shield. cf. Agamemnon's words, “ἱδρώσει μέν τευ” (many a one's) “τελαμὼν ἀμφὶ στήθεσσινͅ ἀσπίδος ἀμφιβρότης, περὶ δ᾽ ἔχχεϊ χεῖρα καμεῖται: ἱδρώσει δέ τευ ἵππος ἐύξοον ἅρμα τιταίνων Β” 388 ff.

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