πάμπληκτα: schol. “πληγῶν μεστά”: cp. 50 “πανδάκρυτ̓”. (It is overrefining to explain it as referring to the various kinds of blow, 517 f.) παγκόνιτά τ̓: the dust raised by the comba. is the proverbial symbol of violent effort: neither can win “ἀκονιτί”. Cp. Ov. Am. 1. 15. 4 “Praemia militiae pulverulenta sequi.” Ovid may have had “παγκόνιτα” in mind when he described Heracles and Acheloüs as throwing handfuls of dust at each other （Met. 9. 35 f.): “Ille cavis hausto spargit me pulvere palmis, | Inque vicem fulvae iactu flavescit arenae.” For the accumulated compounds of “πᾶς”, cp. 660 f. ἐξῆλθον ἄεθλ̓: 159 n. ἄεθλα (=“ἄθλους”) ἀγώνων: cp. Ph.507“δυσοίστων πόνων” | “ἆθλ̓” (n.).
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