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[875] Ares turns from his general complaint to the special matter in hand.

σοὶ κτλ.: with thee we all quarrel, etc.

μαχόμεσθα: for this term used of contention in thought and word, cf. “Ζ 329, Α 8, μαχησαμένω ἐπέεσσιν Α 304, ἐγὼν Ἀχιλεύς τε μαχησάμεθ᾽ εἵνεκα κούρης Β” 377, Diomed's words “Ἀτρεΐδη, σοὶ πρῶτα μαχήσομαι Ι” 32.

τέκες: on 4.515.

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