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[433] For the pointed contrast between the silence of the Greeks and the clamour of the Trojans cf. 3.1-9. Τρῶες is not followed by any verb, the sentence being interrupted by the simile, and taken up in an altered form in 436. We have a similar case in Od. 13.81-4 “ δ̓, ὥς τ᾽ .. ὧς ἄρα τῆς. πολυπάμονος”, from *“πά-ομαιacquire (“πέπα_μαι, ἐπασάμην”, etc.). The verb occurs in Pindar, Attic and Ionic poetry, and Xen., but not in H. “Πολυπημονίδης” (Od. 24.305) is evidently a derivative (W.-M. H. U. p. 70); for the “η” compare the Attic “παμπησία”, though “α_” is otherwise kept throughout the verbal forms in all dialects. The alternative “πολυπάμμων” is defended by Hinrichs as Aeolic, for “-πατ-μων” (cf. “πότ-νια”), but there is no support for this (see, however, G. Meyer Gr. § 65).

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