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πάνυ ὅμοιον: rem plane similem, a very apt comparison.— πρώτους τοὺς ἀρίστους κτλ.: cf. the arrangement of Nestor's forces, ἱππῆας μὲν πρῶτα σὺν ἵπποισιν καὶ ὄχεσφιν | πέζους δ᾽ ἐξόπιθε στῆσεν πολέας τε καὶ ἐσθλούς, | ἕρκος ἔμεν πολέμοιο: κακοὺς δ᾽ ἐς μέσσον ἔλασσεν, | ὄφρα καὶ οὐκ ἐθέλων τις ἀναγκαίῃ πολεμίζοι Hom. Δ 297300. ὑπὸ μὲν τῶν, ὑπὸ δὲ τῶν: for ὑπὸ τῶν μέν, ὑπὸ τῶν δέ, not uncommon in Attic. Cf. ii.2.2.
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