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πεφόβημαι, a form found in Il. 10. 510(“πεφοβημένος”), and often in Attic prose; it is emphatic (=‘thoroughly scared’).

πτηνῆς here suggests timorous flight; cp. Il. 5. 778τρήρωσι πελειάσιν ἴθμαθ᾽ ὁμοῖαι.

ὄμμα πελείας, since fear or anguish is seen in the eye; cp. Tr. 527ἀμφινείκητον ὄμμα νύμφας” (n.). O. C. 729ὁρῶ τιν᾽ ὑμᾶς ὀμμάτων εἰληφότας φόβον νεωρῆ”.


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    • Homer, Iliad, 10.510
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    • Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus, 729
    • Sophocles, Trachiniae, 527
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