Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Against the Trojans' will daylight ebbed, but to the Achaiansτρίλλιστος (a hapax legomenon) = πολύλλιστος.
most welcome, much prayed for, was dark night's arrival.
Τρωσὶν μέν ῥ᾿ ἀέκουσιν ἔδυ φάος, αὐτὰρ Ἀχαιοῖς
ἀσπασίη τρίλλιστος ἐπήλυθε νὺξ ἐρεβεννή.
Line 488 might make a good inscription for a gravestone.
See Stefan Höfler, "A Night Reconnaissance: On Νύξ and its epithets in Homer ," in Language Change in Epic Greek and other Oral Traditions (Conference at Leiden University, Centre for Linguistics, October 27-29, 2016).