ἀλλά: (though he is harassed), yet he is not suffered to perish (cp. 88). Since the words τὸ δ᾽ αὔξει may be regarded as parenthetical, the idea of trouble remains the dominant one in the sentence before “ἀλλά”: hence the antithesis is logical. ἀναμπλάκητον, ‘unerring,’ in the sense, ‘not stumbling or failing,’ “ἄπταιστον” (schol.), “ἀσφαλῆ”. Cp. O. T.472“Κῆρες αναπλάκητοι”. As to the forms with and without “μ”, see n. there.— ἐρύκει, a somewhat strange phrase (though “θάνατον ἐρύκειν τινός” would be natural), since it might suggest that he wished to reach Hades: cp. Il.18. 126“μηδέ μ᾽ ἔρυκε μάχης”.
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