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510. όφί'λλωσ-ιν κτλ. : only here construed with a person. — Thetis as
a suppliant presents her request in general terms, while Achilles had
spoken more definitely, 409-412. Cf. "Έ,κτορι γάρ ol (Zeus) θνμος εβον-
λετο κνΒος ορεζαι \ ΐΙρίαμί^Ύ], ίνα νηνσΐ κορωνίσι θεστηΒαες ττνρ \ εμβάλοι
άκάματον, ®ετί8ος δ' ε^αίσων άρην \ ττασαν ετηκρηνειε Ο 596 ff., the heart of
Zeus wished to give glory to Hector, son of Priam, that he might throw fre
into the ships, and accomplish all the dreadful prayer of Thetis.

511. την δε κτλ: the reason of this silence appears from 518ff.

513. cSs: dem. corresponding to the rel. ως above. — Ιμιτεφυυία : lit.
grown into, closely clinging to, cf. the formula εν τ αρα 61 φν χειρί Ζ 253.
Construe with εχετο, as τω προσφνς εχόμην ως ννκτερίς μ 433, clinging to
this, I held on like a hat. Cf. et genua amplexus, ge nib usque
volutans | haerebat Verg. A en. iii. 607 f . For the form of εμπεφννΐα.



46 COMMENTARY.

see § 49 a. — eupcro: asked, as she demanded a 'yes' or 'no.' — Scvrepov
avTis : again, a second time. Cf. πάλιν ανης Β 276.

514. νημ€ρτ€ς : adv. — viroor^co και κατάν€υ



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