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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. 226ὁδοῖς κυκλῶν ἐμαυτὸν εἰς ἀναστροφήν”. Eur. Or. 632ποῖ σὸν πόδ᾽ ἐπὶ συννοίᾳ κυκλεῖς” (‘pacing to and fro in meditation’), | “διπλῆς μερίμνης διπτύχους ἰὼν ὁδούς;

τῷ σακεσφόρῳ: Il. 7. 219Αἴας 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. 2clypei dominus septemplicis Aiax.

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    • Euripides, Orestes, 632
    • Homer, Iliad, 7.219
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 576
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 226
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.2
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