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[459] τῶν: prepares the way for the leading clause; it is taken up by “τῶν” v. 464, as “τούς” v. 474 is taken up by “τούς” v. 476; cf. “Μ 278, 287, Π” 633, 635.

ἔθνεα: cf. v. 87.

460 = 15.692.

χηνῶν: the specializing of “ὀρνίθων” forms a concrete picture, of which the definite local designation forms a part, cf. quales Eurotae progignunt flumina myrtus Catull. 64. 89, nemora inter Cresia Verg. Aen. iv. 70 of a doe, saltusque Dictaeos ib. iv. 72 f.

κύκνων: cf. ceu quondam nivei liquida inter nubila cycni Verg. Aen. vii. 699.

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