ἐπεί: is expected at the beginning of the clause. On “ὡς 237.— κύσε”: the Homeric warriors were not ashamed to express their emotions, but they seem to have done little kissing. Such salutation of adults is mentioned only as greeting after a long absence, or as an act of homage. KISSING is mentioned in but two other passages of the Iliad (“Θ 371, Ω” 478), both of which refer to the acts of suppliants.
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