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τηλαυγεῖ, ‘seen afar,’ ‘distant’: Theog. 550 “ἀπὸ τηλαυγέος φαινόμενος σκοπιῆς”: Nub. 281 “τηλεφανεῖς σκοπιάς”: cp. “τηλωπός” (n. on Ph.216).—Others take it actively, ‘seeing (=giving a view) from afar’ (cp. “τηλεσκόπος”). Diod.1. 50 has this use: “τῆς χώρας αὐτοῖς συνεργούσης πρὸς τὸ τηλαυγέστερον ὁρᾶν”. But it seems less probable here.

ὄχθῳ: Nonnus 43. 13 (quoted by Schneidewin) makes Deianeira watch the fight from the bank of a river. Did he, then, take “ὄχθῳ” here as = “ὄχθῃ”? (Cp. Ant.1132 n.)

τὸν ὃν, emphatic (cp. 266): the husband who was to be hers.

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