ἄκρον … ποδὸς: cp. 748.— φλέψ, not a vein of the body, but the thin stream in which the blood issues: cp. Polyb. 34. 9 (the removal of an obstruction) “ἐλευθεροῖ τὰς φλέβας τῆς πηγῆς, ὥστ᾽ ἀναβλύειν εὐπόρως”. So Martial 10. 30. 10 Lucrina vena.
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