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[145] πόντου Ἰκαρίοιο: in appos. with “θαλάσσης”, as the part with the whole, cf. “σκοπέλῳ” v. 396; see § 1 u. The “πόντος” is a particular tract of the “θάλασσα” (see on 1.350). The Icarian high sea received its name from Icaria, a small island off Samos; it was notorious for its frequent storms.

τὰ μέν: anaphoric, cf. v. 101, 1.234.

Εὖρός τε Νότος τε: thought of as united, as is shown by “ἐπαΐξας”. “A southeast wind.” A single wind never raises a storm in Homer; cf. “ὡς δ̓” “ἄνεμοι δύο πόντον ὀρίνετον ἰχθυόεντα Βορρῆς καὶ Ζέφυρος, τώ τε Θρῄκηθεν ἄητον” (blow) 9.4 f.

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