βάσιν κυκλοῦντ̓, moving round and round, going backwards and forwards in the attempt to make out the footprints,—like a hound questing about for the scent. Cp. Ant. 226“ὁδοῖς κυκλῶν ἐμαυτὸν εἰς ἀναστροφήν”. Eur. Or. 632“ποῖ σὸν πόδ᾽ ἐπὶ συννοίᾳ κυκλεῖς” (‘pacing to and fro in meditation’), | “διπλῆς μερίμνης διπτύχους ἰὼν ὁδούς;” τῷ σακεσφόρῳ: Il. 7. 219“Αἴας δ᾽ ἐγγύθεν ἦλθε φέρων σάκος ἠΰτε πύργον”, | “χάλκεον, ἑπταβόειον”,—i.e., made by stitching together seven layers of ox-hide, and then covering the outer face with plates of bronze. Cp. 576: Ovid Met. 13. 2“clypei dominus septemplicis Aiax.”
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