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Τεῦκρον: the son of Telamon by Hesionè (1302), and half-brother of Ajax, whose mother was Eriboea (569).

τὸν εἰσαεὶχρόνον: the phrase “τὸν ἀεὶ χρόνον” is frequent. The separation of “τὸν εἰσαεὶ” from “χρόνον” deserves notice, as suggesting the possibility that “τὸν ἀεὶ” may sometimes have been used (without “χρόνον”) as=‘for ever’: a usage which, however, lacks proof: see on El. 1075.λεηλατήσει: he had gone to the uplands of Mysia (720), ‘in pursuit of foes’ (564) to be despoiled. Cp. Thuc. 1. 11§ 1 (the Greeks at Troy) “φαίνονται...πρὸς γεωργίαν τῆς Χερσονήσου τραπόμενοι καὶ λῃστείαν τῆς τροφῆς ἀπορίᾳ”. The Iliad glances at such predatory expeditions (e.g. 1. 366; 9. 328).—Note the light touch with which the poet accounts for the absence of Teucer—a necessity of the plot, since Teucer might have averted his brother's suicide.


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