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[433] This advice is not out of place in the mouth of the general's wife, who doubtless had taken more interest than most Trojan women in the details of the plans for the safety of the city.

ἐρινεόν: on a height near the walls and the Scaean Gate (else Hector could not have stood upon the tower to direct operations). cf. “Λ 167, Χ” 145.—Acc. to the later story, Poseidon and Apollo called Aeacus to their aid in building the wall of Troy. The work of the gods could not be overthrown by mortals; but what Aeacus had built could be destroyed by his descendants (Achilles, Ajax, Neoptolemus). Pindar Ol. viii. 31 ff. Homer nowhere else intimates that there was such an accessible or vulnerable place, at which the city should be captured.

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