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272; cf. 287. 3fi9-7o. With the specification of the g£111tall the theme of g£<111'1 (cf. 176, 229, 267-71, 356, 365) is brought here to a climax (cf. ). The cynicism with which Polyphemus apparently conforms to the demands of themis and at the same time shamefully ignores them confirms the picture of the Cyclopes given earlier ( 106-1 5) and justifies the blinding; this is not only necessary if Odysscus and his men are to escape, but also proper punishment for one who so outrageously offends against the most basic trul'aTov ('last') has never been satisfactorily exmoral precepts.
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