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ὁμοῦ γὰρ ἀμφὶ νῶτακ.τ.λ.” The driver who has just passed his rival feels the breath of the pursuing horses on his back: cp. Il. 23. 380(Eumelus, in the chariot-race, closely pursued by Diomedes) “πνοιῇ δ᾽ Εὐμήλοιο μετάφρενον εὐρέε τ᾽ ὤμω” | “θέρμετ̓”. But the driver who is being overtaken sees his wheels flecked with foam from the mouths of his rival's horses.

τροχῶν βάσεις=“τροχοὺς βαίνοντας.

εἰσέβαλλον, intrans. (as when it means ‘to invade’), ‘kept rushing in.’ We cannot supply “ἀφρόν”, as object, from “ἤφριζον”.


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