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[47] “αὐτοῦ κινηθέντος: αὐτοῦ” contrasts the god with his arrows (§§ 1 h, 24 g). For the gen. abs., see § 3 f.

νυκτί: a time of dread, cf. “ἔσθορε φαίδιμος Ἕκτωρ νυκτὶ θοῆ ἀτάλαντος ὑπώπια Μ” 462 f., “λ 606, υ” 362, ‘He on his impious foes right onward drove,

Gloomy as night’ Milton Par. Lost vi. 831 f. Comparisons are a notable characteristic of Homer's style. They are less frequent in this First Book of the Iliad than elsewhere. cf. v. 359, 2.87 ff., 146 ff., 337 ff., 394 ff., 455-483. See § 2 e ff.

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