τὰ μεσόμφαλα γᾶς μαντεῖα = τὰ ἀπὸ μέσου ὀμφαλοῦ γᾶς: Soph. El. 1386 “δωμάτων ὑπόστεγοι” = ὑπὸ στέγῃ δωμάτων: Eur. Phoen. 1351 “λευκοπήχεις κτύπους χεροῖν.” The ὀμφαλός in the Delphian temple （Aesch. Eum. 40）, a large white stone in the form of a half globe, was held to mark the spot at which the eagles from east and west had met: hence Pindar calls Delphi itself μέγαν ὀμφαλὸν εὐρυκόλπου ι ... χθονός（Pind. N. 7.33）: Liv. 38.48 Delphos, umbilicum orbis terrarum.ἀπονοσφίζων trying to put away （from himself）: the midd. （cp. 691） would be more usual, but poetry admits the active: 894 ψυχᾶς ἀμύνειν: Eur. Orest. 294 “ἀνακάλυπτε ... κάρα”: Pind. P. 4.106 “κομίζων” = κομιζόμενος （seeking to recover）: Soph. OC 6 “φέροντα” = φερόμενον. In Soph. Phil. 979 “ἀπονοσφίζειν τινά τινος”= to rob one of a thing: but here we cannot render “frustrating.”
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