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[159] τιμήν: retribution, satisfaction, esp. the return of Helen and the treasures carried away by Paris; cf. “Γ 286, Ε 552, ξ 70. — ἀρνύμενοι”: striving to gain, as “α 5, Χ 160. — κυνῶπα”: the dog was to the oriental the personification of shamelessness, cf. v. 225. Helen in self-reproach applies to herself the epith. “κυνῶπις, Γ 180, δ” 145; cf. “δᾶερ ἐμεῖο” (addressing Hector), “κυνὸς κακομηχάνου ὀκρυοέσσης Ζ” 344. The highest impudence was indicated by “κυνάμυια Φ” 394 dog-fly. In the Odyssey, however, the dog seems to be in better favor. Argus, the old hunting dog of Odysseus, remembers his master during the twenty years of his absence, and alone recognizes him on his return, dying as he welcomes him to his home (Od. 17.291 ff.).

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