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[237] 237-311. Hector and Hecaba. The Trojan matrons offer prayers and vows to Athena.

cf. “Ι 354, Λ 170.

Ἕκτωρ δέ: here the poet returns to the story of 116.

ὡς: for the position, after the emphatic word in making the transition in the story, cf. “ἀλλ᾽ ἴθι, μὴ ἐρέθιζε, σαώτερος ὥς κε νέηαι Α 32.

φηγόν: on 5.693.—Doubtless Hector reached the tree before he came to the gate, but the latter is named first as more prominent and important, by a sort of ‘hysteron proteron.’ § 2 u.

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