ἐξάρας (“α_”), aor. part., not pres., because, as “ἐξ”- shows, the notion is, ‘having set in nimble movement’ (at starting). Cp. Eur. Tro. 342 “μὴ κοῦφον αἴρῃ βῆμ᾽ ἐς Ἀργείων στρατόν.” φροντίδων, possessive gen. with ἐπιστάσεις, halts belonging to thoughts, i.e. caused by them. Others understand, ‘halts for thought’ (made in order to reflect),— which is less simple. Cp. De Anim. 1. 3 (p. 407a 32) “ἡ νόησις ἔοικεν ἠρεμήσει τινὶ καὶ ἐπιστάσει” (halt) “μᾶλλον ἢ κινήσει.” ὁδοῖς, locative dat.; cp. O. C. 553 “ὁδοῖς ι ἐν ταῖσδ”', ‘in this my coming.’ κυκλῶν = περιστρέφων.
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