καὶ δή is still a part of the protasis introduced by ὅτε δή. ‘When the food was all consumed—and they were in quest of game—then (δὴ τότε) I went away up the island.’ For “καὶ δή” so used cp. Od.5. 409; Il.2. 135.Probably δὴ ἄγρην is to be read in synizesis as “δὴ ἕβδομον” inf. 399. We might scan “δη?̀ α?̓́γρην”, but “ἄγρην” is used with the initial long in Od.22. 306.The general rule in Homer is that when a short vowel is followed by two consonants the syllable is long. For a table of exceptions see Monro, H. G. § 370.
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