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προσμαχθὲν, ‘plastered’ to his sides: cp. 768ἀρτίκολλος.—ἐσχάταςσάρκας”, i.e., not only on the surface of the body, but to the inmost parts. Cicero renders the phrase by viscera.

πλεύμονός τ᾽ ἀρτηρίας: ‘the suspenders of the lungs,’ i.e., the bronchial tubes which convey air to the lungs. For the sing. “πλεύμων” in a collective sense cp. Plat. Tim.p. 84 D “ τῶν πνευμάτων τῷ σώματι ταμίας πλεύμων”. As to the word “ἀρτηρία”, see Appendix.


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