I incline to believe that the MS. words ἔνθ᾽ οἶμαι τὸν ἐγρεμάχαν are sound, and that the variant “ὀρειβάταν” may have arisen by corruption from ἐγρεμάχαν. See Appendix on this passage. The fact that the antistrophic passage is certainly unsound in the MSS. has increased the doubt: see on 1069. ἐγρεμάχαν, “"rousing the fight,"” is a fit epithet for the champion who overtakes the captors, and forces them to a contest. Elsewhere we find only the fem. “ἐγρεμάχη”, as epithet of Pallas, Hom. Hymn. 5.424. Cp. Bacchyl. 12. 100[=13.67 of Kenyon's ed.] “ἀερσιμάχους”.
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