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πάγου χυθέντος: cp. Tr. 853κέχυται νόσος”, ‘hath spread abroad’ (through his frame). Attius, Prometheus fr. 1 profusus gelus. Psalm cxlvii. 16: ‘He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels.’

οἷα: 273 n.— Nauck would delete this verse, because it is unreasonable that the hero should delay providing himself with firewood until the frost has set in.

ξύλον τι. Lemnos is now almost devoid of wood, save for a few plane-trees in the water-courses, and a little undergrowth.—For ἄν with iterative impf., cp. on 291 f.

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