νήπιος: blind fool, infatuated, an appos. exclamation; a standing pred. of those who thoughtlessly and fearlessly enter on a course which ends in their ruin. cf. v. 873. It is explained by the following clause, cf. v. 112; see § 1 h. Cf. Vergil's demens! qui nimbos et non imitabile fulmen . . . simularat Aen. vi. 590 f.ἔργα: attracted into the rel. clause.
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