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[266] “τὸν ἕτερον, ἕτερον δ᾽”. Antithetical adjectives, as “ἕτερος, ἄλλος, πρότερος, πρῶτος”, are often used with the demonstrative article. There seems no special reason for omitting the article with the second “ἕτερον”, except the tendency to bring two contrasted words as closely together as possible. In Il.21. 71 we read, “αὐτὰρ τῇ ἑτέρῃ μὲν ἑλὼν ἐλλίσσετο γούνων

τῇ δ᾽ ἑτέρῃ ἔχεν ἔγχος. τὴν ἑτέρην” occurs in Il.18. 509, Od.13. 68; “τῇ ἑτέρῃ” in Od.19. 481; “τῆς ἑτέρης Il.16. 179; “ ἑτέρη Od.10. 354; “τοῦ ἑτέροιο Il.9. 219; “τὸν ἕτερον Od.12. 101; “τῷ ἑτέρῳ Il.21. 166; “τὼ ἑτέρω Od.9. 430; “τοὺς ἑτέρους Od.11. 257; “τῶν ἑτέρων Il.12. 93.In about fifty other passages “ἕτερος” is found without the article.
ἐν δὲ καὶ ᾖα. This use of the preposition is a true epanalepsis, resuming “ἐν . . ἔθηκε” in the preceding line. So “ἐν μὲν γαῖαν ἔτευξ᾽ ἐν

δ᾽ οὐρανόν Il.18. 483, “πὰρ δ᾽ ἐτίθει κάνεον καλήν τε τράπεζαν”,
πὰρ δὲ δέπας οἴνοιο Od.8. 69.

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