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[409] γε might seem to emphasize the second clause, ‘or even his slave.’ But in other passages it merely resumes the original subject, as Od. 2.327 τινας ἐκ Πύλου ἄξει .. γε καὶ Σπάρτηθεν”: so Od. 3.214, 12.239, etc.; “nunc dextra ingeminans ictus, nunc ille sinistra,’Virg. Aen. v. 457 . The scholia on Od. 4.12 note δούλη as a suspicious word for the regular “δμωιή”. It occurs only in these two places (but “δούλιον ἦμαρ6.463, Od. 14.340, Od. 17.323, “δούλειονOd. 24.252, “δουλοσύνηOd. 22.423).

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