χωομένῳ: in his wrath. An instance of the exhibition of this anger follows.ὅτε τε: with hypothetical subjv., cf. “ὅτε τε Ζεὺς ἐν φόβον ὄρσῃ Ξ 522. — ἀμφὶ Τυφωέι”: a mighty giant, symbol of volcanic power. He opposed Zeus, but was overcome by the thunderbolt, and was buried under a mountain. From this he belches forth fire. When he attempts to rise, he causes earthquakes; then Zeus smites with his lightning the earth about Typhoeus, i.e. the earth, that which covers him. Pindar, in his first Pythian ode, represents the monster as lying under Mt. Etna, and extending to Mt. Vesuvius. — cf. ‘In bulk as huge | As whom the fables name of monstrous size, | ... Briareos [ A 403] or Typhon, whom the den | By ancient Tarsus held.’ Milton Par. Lost i. 196 ff.
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