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[326] Hector assumed anger at the Trojans as the cause of his brother's absence from the field of battle. Of course he knew nothing of Aphrodite's interference to save Paris when he was worsted in the single combat with Menelaus (3.380 ff.), and to carry him back to his home; and being assured that his brother was no coward (cf. 522), he supposed that he had withdrawn from the conflict simply in vexation at the Trojans' lack of sympathy with him and his cause (“ἶσον γάρ σφιν πᾶσιν ἀπήχθετο κηρὶ μελαίνῃ Γ” 454).

δαιμόνιε: strange man! sir!

οὐ καλά: ‘litotes.’ Predicate; adverbial.

ἔνθεο: “ἐνέθου”.

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