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[469] “ἠύτε κτλ”.: protasis to “τόσσοι κτλ”. v. 472. For the omission of the verb in the first member of a comparison, cf. 24.42 f.

μυιάων: the fly has elsewhere also the character of an impudent, eager insect, cf. “καί οἱ μυίης θάρσος ἐνὶ στήθεσσιν ἔθηκεν. Ρ 570, Δ” 131; for “κυνάμυια Φ” 394, see on 1.159.

ἁδινάων ἔθνεα: cf. v. 87.

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