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[465] πρίν: const. with “πυθέσθαι”. Natural in English as in Greek, “before I hear” instead of “before the time when I should hear.”

βοῆς, ἑλκηθμοῖο: both after “πυθέσθαι”, but in different relations; “σῆς” is ‘subjective,’ while “σοῦ” is ‘objective.’ “Hear thy cry of distress and learn that thou art dragged into captivity.” “σῆς βοῆς” is nearly equiv. to “σοῦ βοώσης.— ἑλκηθμοῖο”: cf. Priam's words, “κακὰ πόλλ᾽ ἐπιδόντα”,— | “ϝἷάς τ᾽ ὀλλυμένους, ἑλκηθείσας τε θύγατρας”, | . . . “ἑλκομένας τε νυοὺς” (sons' wives) “ὀλοῇς ὑπὸ χερσὶν Ἀχαιῶν Χ” 61 ff.

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