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κεῖνος ἁνὴρ, not Paris, but an indefinite person, the supposed inventor of war: cp. Tibull. 1. 10. 1 “Quis fuit, horrendos primus qui protulit enses? | Quam ferus et vere ferreus ille fuit!C. 1. 3. 9 “Illi robur et aes triplex | Circa pectus erat qui fragilem truci | Commisit pelago ratem | Primus.

ἔδειξεν, taught: Aesch. P. V. 457ἔστε δή σφιν ἀντολὰς ἐγὼ ἄστρων ἔδειξα.

κοινὸν Ἄρη, ‘public’ warfare, in which all the Greeks make common cause (as against the Trojans): Thuc. 1. 3§ 1 “πρὸ γὰρ τῶν Τρωϊκῶν οὐδὲν φαίνεται πρότερον κοινῇ ἐργασαμένη Ἑλλάς”.


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