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ἐμβόλων—not from ἐμβολή. ἐπὶ πολὐ—far into the bows. αὐτοῖς—ethic, sc. τοῖς Συρακοσίοις. περιπλέοντες—attributive. ταρσοὺς—properly of the bones in a bird's wing; hence used of any similar series, as the banks of oars, as here. It is often so used by Polyb. and later authors. The word is frequently referred to by the Atticists. αὐτῶν—τῶν πλοίων.
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