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287. €νθάδ€ κτλ. : as they were still coming, " as they were on their way
to Troy." — "Αργίο?: i.e. Peloponnesus, see on A 30. For the epithet, cf.
aptum dicet equis Argos ditesque Mycenas Hor. Carm. i. 7. 9.

288= 113. — ΙκΊτέρσαντα : ae is subject, supplied from tol above. —
άτΓονεεσ-θαι : in apposition with νττόσχ^σίν'

289. ^-, in truth, as 229, 242, 272.

290. άλλήλοισιν : with each other, to each other. — οδύρονται : with preg-
nant force, followed by the infinitive, mournfully they long. See on A 22.

291. η μην καΐ κτλ. : concessive and excusing. " Our trouble has been
enough to make a man return to his home." The other side of the
picture is introduced 297 by άλλα καχ ζμττης. As a wise orator, Odysseus
concedes that their longing for home is natural (many a man is home-



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sick after a single month away from his family), but he emphasizes the
motives for continuing the struggle. — άνιηθί'ντα : agrees with τινά implied
as the subject of the infinitive. — ν^βσ-θαι: inf. of result, see on μάχεσθαι
A 8.

292. καΐέ'να: even a single. This introduces an inference a minori
ad mains. — ris τ€ : many a one. — άττό : cf. 162, A 562.

293. ov irep : refers to rts re.

294. €ΐλ^ω



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