Iliad 3:383

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Iliad 3:383

Post by Bert » Wed May 02, 2007 1:12 am

α?τὴ δ' αὖθ' Ἑλένην καλέους' ἴε

α?τή seems to indicate some emphasis but I don't see a reason for it.
The subject in the line before is Apophrodites and she is the subject here as well.
Why the emphasis?

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Re: Iliad 3:383

Post by modus.irrealis » Wed May 02, 2007 4:29 pm

Could it be that she is going in person (herself) to call Helen instead of sending someone else?

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