“οὐ μὲν [μὴν] κτλ”.: correl. with “ἀτὰρ μὲν νῦν γε”. cf. “οὐ μὲν νήπιος ἦσθα . . . τὸ πρίν: ἀτὰρ μὲν νῦν γε δ” 31 f.
: sc. “σέ. — πολὺ κτλ
”.: thou dost stand far in advance, i.e.
as champion. cf. “πρόμαχος
”. — Why had not Diomed met Glaucus before? One answer is that many words and deeds are reported from this tenth year of the war which would have been expected earlier. cf. the ‘View from the Scaean Gate,’ 3.161
ff., and the arrangement of the Greek forces into definite divisions, 2.362
ff. Possibly, however, Glaucus and the Lycians were not among the early allies of the Trojans, but have only recently arrived at Troy. Thus Rhesus and his Thracians came late, 10.434
, and Memnon with his Aethiopians, and the Amazons, came to the help of the city after the action of the Iliad.