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πεδία is the acc. describing the ground traversed (as we can say, ‘to walk the earth’): cp. 845: Aesch. P. V. 708στεῖχ᾽ ἀνηρότους γύας”: Helen. 598 “πᾶσαν πλανηθεὶς τήνδε βάρβαρον χθόνα”: Callim. Hymn. Dian. 193ἐφοίτα παίπαλά τε κρημνούς τε”.

νεορράντῳ (as in 828), ‘newly sprinkled’ with blood: a compound suggested to the poet by the frequent use of “ῥαίνω” in that connection; as Il. 12. 430ἐπάλξιες αἵματι φωτῶν ἐρράδατ̓”: Pind. I. 7. 50ῥαίνων φόνῳ πεδίον”.—When thus seen, Ajax was in the act of driving the animals that still lived to his tent: πηδῶντα describes his wild gestures of triumph.

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    • Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, 708
    • Homer, Iliad, 12.430
    • Pindar, Isthmean, 7
    • Sophocles, Ajax, 845
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