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[9] cf. 10.314.

ἦν δέ τις: a favorite beginning of an Epic story. cf. “Ζ 152, Β” 811, urbs antiqua fuit Verg. Aen. i. 12.

Δάρης: later ages made this Dares the teacher of Hector, and the author of a ‘Phrygian Iliad,’ older than Homer. Aelian V. H. xi. 2. The Latin work which purports to be a translation of that of Dares, is doubtless only a few centuries old.

ἀφνειός: rich, like the priest at Ismarus, Od. 9.201 ff.

ἀμύμων: see on 4.89.

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