Πηλέος is here scanned as a spondee. If we read Πηλῆος we must make the first syllable of “υἱέ” short, comparing “οὐδὲ Δρύαντο^ς υι?̔ός” Il.6. 130, “Ποδῆς υι?̔ὸς Ἠετίωνος” Il.17. 575.But in Il.2. 566Spitzner disallows “Μηκιστῆο^ς υι?̔ός”, asserting that “υἱ-” is never used short unless a dactyl precedes.
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