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κἀξισώσαντε ζυγὰ: Orestes, who had kept on the inside all through (720), would quickly gain when the Athenian paused (732).

τότ᾽ἄλλοθ̓: cp. Phaedr. 237 Eτοτὲ μὲν ἑτέρα, ἄλλοτε δὲ ἑτέρα κρατεῖ.

ἄλλοςἅτερος. Cp. Il. 9. 313ὅς χ᾽ ἕτερον μὲν κεύθῃ ἐνὶ φρεσίν, ἄλλο δὲ εἴπῃ”: Her. 1. 32ἄλλο μὲν ἔχει, ἑτέρου δὲ ἐπιδέεται”. So here “ἄλλος” is loosely substituted for “ἕτερος”.

κάρα προβάλλων κ.τ.λ.: ‘showing his head in front of the (two) chariots.’ The neck-and-neck race is described as it would appear to a spectator at one side of the hippodrome, who saw the drivers in profile. Each charioteer is leaning forward in his car (as so often seen on vases). The head, now of one driver, now of the other, would be seen in front.—Not: ‘bringing the head of his equipage in front (of the other team).’

For προβάλλων in partitive appos. with the subject of “ἠλαυνέτην”, cp. Phaedr. 248 A (“αἱ ψυχαὶ”) “ξυμπεριφέρονται,...ἑτέρα πρὸ τῆς ἑτέρας πειρωμένη γενέσθαι”: and n. on Ant. 259 ff.

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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.32
    • Homer, Iliad, 9.313
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 237e
    • Plato, Phaedrus, 248a
    • Sophocles, Antigone, 259
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