ἐγώ: strongly contrasted with “θεοῖσιν”, which is emphasized by the verse-pause.
θεοῖσιν: the pl. shows that the determination of Diomed is general.
ἐπουρανίοισι: contrasted with “ἐπιχθόνιοι, Δ” 45.
μαχοίμην: a ‘potential opt.’ as a conclusion to a condition of the first form. GMT. 403, 503; H. 901 b.
Homer's Iliad, Books IV-VI. Thomas D. Seymour. Boston. Ginn and Company. 1891.
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