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οἱ δ᾽ οὖν: 114 n.

κεἰμὴ, where “εἰ καὶ μή” would be normal (563 n.).

᾿πόθουν, ‘missed him,’ during the interval between the award of the arms and his death, when he remained in seclusion (193 f., n.). Il. 6. 361(Hector) “ὄφρ᾽ ἐπαμύνω Τρώεσς᾿, οἳ μέγ᾽ ἐμεῖο ποθὴν ἀπεόντος ἔχουσιν”. 1. 240 “ ποτ᾽ Ἀχιλλῆος ποθὴ ἵξεται υἶας Ἀχαιῶν”. For the prodelision of the augment in the last foot of the v., cp. 557᾿τράφης”.

ἐν χρείᾳ δορός, ‘in the need of the spear’=‘in the straits of war’: cp. 1275: Ant. 670δορὸς..ἐν χειμῶνι”.—Not, ‘when they need his spear.’

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