Nor is it until they have been five times called Achans that he introduces the danaan name at all.
Let no danaan think ill of me if I give place to Hector, for the hand of heaven is with him.
First, why does Homer use the danaan and Argive names as national, when they were only local?
The danaan name is with Homer a standing appellation of the Greeks.
For they looked that Midir should come with a great host of the danaan folk to carry off the Queen.
The danaan folk welcomed him as he came among them, and asked him of his name and his business among them.
He says Achan or danaan heroes, but never joins the names to the simple predicate men.