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[118] The Epic poet gives many details, it is true, but he does not need to say that Pandarus took the bow from the ground. Similarly 2.55, the poet neglects to mention that Agamemnon rose to address the council; but the king must have risen, for he seats himself at 2.76.

κατεκόσμεε: i.e. brought into the right posi tion, fitted the arrow to the string.

πικρόν: biting, bitter.

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