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ἐπιμένοντες—equivalent to προσδοκῶντες, hence fut. infin.: the aor. inf. in c. 2 expresses result, not expectation; cf. Soph. Trach. 1176 μὴ ἐπιμεῖναι τοὐμὸν ὀξῦναι στόμα.

ἐπεξῆλθον with τέμνοντες, ‘pressed forward with,’ not ‘over-ran.’

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