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[29] ἀμύμων. That which is perfect in any way is described as unsusceptible of blame. Cp. Il.13. 127φάλαγγες καρτεραὶ . . ἃς οὔτ᾽ ἄν κεν Ἄρης ὀνόσαιτο μετελθών”. So “ἀμύμων” here refers to some special excellence, such as gentle birth or personal beauty and has not necessarily any moral significance, but is almost titular, like our epithet ‘gallant.’ Cp. Od.19. 332ὃς δ᾽ ἂν ἀμύμων αὐτὸς ἔῃ καὶ ἀμύμονα εἰδῇ”, which means something like the modern phrase—a gentleman by birth and a gentleman in feeling: cp. “δῖα Κλυταιμνήστρη” 3. 266.

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