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[54] τῇ δεκάτῃ: the art. calls attention to this as the decisive day. The adj. agrees with “ἡμέρῃ” or “ἠοῖ” implied in “ἐννῆμαρ.” cf. the omission of “χειρί” v. 501, “βουλήν Β 379, δοράν Γ 16, χλαῖναν Γ 126, πυλέων Γ” 263; and the use of neut. adjs. as substs., see on v. 539.

δέ: may stand after the second word in the clause since the first two words are so closely connected.

ἀγορήνδε: The agora of the Achaeans was at the centre of their camp, a little removed from the sea, by the ships of Odysseus; cf. 8.222 f., with 11.806 f., 2.208. The “ἀγορή” in Homer was not yet degraded to the name of market place, see § 2 v; it corresponds to the meeting place of the Athenian “ἐκκλησία”.

καλέσσατο: caused to be summoned, cf. 2.50. Other princes than the commander-in-chief had authority to call an assembly of the people.

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