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[118] σχέτλιοι. See on Od. 3.161. The epithet is applied to headstrong heroes, as to Heracles, “σχέτλιος, ὀβριμοεργὸς ὃς οὐκ ὄθετ᾽ αἴσυλα ῥέζων Il.5. 403; and once in the milder sense of ‘indefatigable’ to Nestor, Il.10. 164.It is used of Zeus, Il.2. 111, and of the gods generally, as “σχέτλιοί ἐστε θεοὶ δηλήμονες” ( Il.24. 33), which last word is mentioned by Eustath. and Scholl. as a varia lectio for “ζηλήμονες” here. But the circumstances are quite different. In Il.24 the gods are “δηλήμονες” in permitting the outrage upon Hector's body: here they are “ζηλήμονες”, ‘jealous’ of mortals favoured by goddesses; the words “οἵ τε θεαῖς ἀγάασθε” being epexegetical of the epithet.

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