οὐδἐ γὰρ οὐδέ: cf. 5.22.
: the preceding “ε
” is not lengthened. See § 41 i
“α, β. — υἱός
”: for the short penult, cf. 4.473
: a Thracian king. — This story seems to be the result and trace of an opposition to the introduction of the Bacchic worship in Thrace. cf. the story of Pentheus at Thebes, as represented in the Bacchantes
of Euripides. — Dionysus is not a Homeric divinity, and this mention of him is thought to indicate a later origin for this passage.