τί γάρ, ὅτῳ: “"How else, when he,"” etc. For the causal use of the relat. see on 263. μήτ᾽ Ἄρης μήτε πόντος. His death was sudden, yet not violent. Death in battle and death by drowning are taken as types of the death which is both sudden and violent. Schol.: “ᾧτινι μήτε πόλεμος μήτε νόσος ἐπῆλθεν”. This certainly looks as if he read something else than πόντος. Cp.
. Hence the conjecture νοῦσος, a form which the Attic poets nowhere use. Wecklein's πυρετὸς is too specific (as if one said, “"neither the War-God, nor typhoid"”). I think that I can suggest the true solution. The schol.'s “νόσος” was a paraphrase of πόνος, a corruption of πόντος which actually appears in the Vatican MS. here.