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[98] αἴ κεν κτλ.: equiv. to “ἐὰν Μενέλαος τῷ βέλει σου δμηθῇ”. A picturesque paraphrase for death.

Μενέλαον: receives prominence from the following verse-pause. He is the special enemy of Paris, whom he has just overcome, 3.340-382. Obs. the repetition of the name in 100.

ἀρήιον: const. with “υἱόν”.

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