Cf. van der Mije (1987) for a good discussion of Nestor’s rhetoric in Book 1, and especially 1.280, which he rightly sees as praise of Achilles.
Latacz (2000) ad loc. Cf. Ameis and Hentze 1877 ad loc., where Ameis argues that Nestor corrects his brusque command, changing his tone to a request; Hentze, however, denied a contrast between the two statements, but rather insisted on their continuity.
Latacz (2000); Kirk (1983) ad loc. and Pulleyn (2000) ad loc.
I follow West (1966) ad loc. who takes βλαπτοµένοις as a passive. I am happy to acknowledge the helpful advice of my colleague Coulter George, who generously read and commented on an earlier version, and the careful reading of Mnemosyne’s referee, who improved the argument.