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τὰ πάτρια, which had belonged to his father, Achilles: a rare poetical use of “πάτριος” as=“πατρῷος”: cp. Pind. O. 6. 62πατρία ὄσσα”, the voice of his father (Apollo). In Soph. O. T. 1394τὰ πάτρια... δώματ̓”=‘the house of my fathers,’ “πάτριος” having its usual sense. But that sense is impossible here, since Achilles had been the first possessor of the arms wrought by Hephaestus.—“παρεδίδοσαν: cp. 64 n.

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    • Pindar, Olympian, 6
    • Sophocles, Oedipus Tyrannus, 1394
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 64
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