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[808] ὄχουfrom the chariot— having watched for the moment when I was passing— he came down on me, full on my head (μέσον κάρα acc. of part affected), with the double goad.” The gen. ὄχου marks the point from which the action sets out, and is essentially like τᾶς πολυχρύσου Πυθῶνος ... ἔβας v. 151: cp. Hom. Od. 21.142ὄρνυσθε ... ἀρξάμενοι τοῦ χώρου ὅθεν τέ περ οἰνοχοεύει,from the place. In prose we should have had ἀπ᾽ ὄχου. As the verb here involves motion, we cannot compare such a gen. as ἷζεν ... τοίχου τοῦ ἑτέρουHom. Il. 9.219), where, if any prep. were supplied, it would be πρός.

τηρήσας Dem. 53.17 (contemporary with Dem.) τηρήσας με ἀνιόντα ἐκ Πειραιῶς ὀψὲ ... ἁρπάζει.

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