μάλα πόλλ᾽ ἐμόγησεν ‘had toiled much,’ viz. in making the farm, —bringing the land into cultivation, building, &c. So in l. 388 Dolius and his sons return “ἐξ ἔργων μογέοντες”. The land, having thus been won from the waste (the “γῆ ἄκληρός τε καὶ ἄκτιτος” of H. Ven. 123), was a “τέμενος” or separate possession of Laertes: hence κτεάτισσε (see a paper by Mr. Ridgeway, J. H. S. vi. 319 ff.).
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