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[50] εἴ κεν: ‘It is difficult to see any essential difference between these protases with “εἴ κε” and those with the simple “εἰ” and the optative.’ GMT. 460.

ζωόν: pred. to “ἐμέ”, that I was alive. Cf.αὐτὰρ Ὀδυσσῆος ταλασίφρονος οὔ ποτ᾽ ἔφασκεν ζωοῦ οὐδὲ θανόντος ἐπιχθονίων τευ ἀκοῦσαι ρ” 114 f., 527. — This thought is repeated in “ἐπὶ νηυσὶν Ἀχαιῶν”, i.e. in the Greek camp (to which Menelaus would have sent him; cf. 52). cf. “εἰ δ᾽ ἤδη τεθνᾶσι καὶ εἰν Ἀίδαο δόμοισιν Χ” 52. — For the ‘acc. of the person’ with “πεπύθοιτο”, cf. 5.702.

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