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[51] αὐτάρ: stronger than “δέ”, correl. with “μέν” v. 50. See on “αὖ Β” 768, § 3 r.

αὐτοῖσι: the Greeks themselves, contrasted with their domestic animals; more emphatic than “βροτοῖσι”.

βέλος: for the quantity of the ultima, see § 41 m.

ἐχεπευκές: biting, sharp, cf. “πικρὸν ὀιστόν Δ” 118.

ἐφιείς: iterative in meaning, like “βάλλε” following.

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