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[536] μένεα πνείοντες: as 3.8, cf. “μένος πνείοντες χ 203, πῦρ δ̓ ὀφθαλμοῖσι δεδορκώς τ” 446, quae spirabat amores Hor. Carm. iv. 13. 19. Breathing courage, i.e. inspired with courage and fury.

μένεα: pl. because of the number of men; cf. Shakspere's ‘Wherein hath Caesar thus deserved your loves’ Caesar iii. 2. 241.

πνείοντες: Att. “πνέοντες”, cf. “ἐτελείετο Α 5, νεικείῃσι Α 579.—Ἄβαντες”: preHellenic Thracians who from the Phocian town Abae migrated to Euboea, and gave to the island its earlier name. cf. “τὴν πρὶν Ἀβαντίδα κίκλησκον θεοὶ αἰὲν ἐόντες”, | “τὴν τότ̓ ἐπώνυμον Εὔβοιαν βοὸς ὠνόμασεν Ζεύς” Hes. Frag. 3.

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