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[116] μνηστήρων τῶν μέν, ‘of the suitors here,’ in strong contrast to “αὐτός”. This position of the demonstrative pronoun is analogous to a use in Attic Greek of “οὗτος”, Cp. “οἱ τῶν ἱκανωτάτων καὶ εὖ καὶ κακῶς ποιεῖν λόγοι, οὗτοι καὶ μάλιστα ἐνδύονται ταῖς ψυχαῖς” ( Xen. Cyr.2. 1. 13), but it is mostly found when a relative clause follows; cp. “ἄνδρα τὸν ὅςHom. Od.10. 74, “πόλιν τὴν . . . ὅθιHom. Il.4. 41, “συνθεσίαων τάων ἅςHom. Il.5. 320, but cp. Hom. Il.7. 461τεῖχος ἀνορρήξας τὸ μὲν εἰς ἅλα πᾶν καταχεῦαι”,

αὖτις δ᾽ ἠϊόνα μεγάλην ψαμάθοισι καλύψαι”. Cobet, Miscell. Crit. 422, on the analogy of Hom. Od.20. 225, would read “ἀνδρῶν μνηστήρων”.

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