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[135] ἀσπίσι κεκλιμένοι: leaning on their shields, as they stood; cf. vs. 231, 326, “κεκλιμένοι καλῇσιν ἐπάλξεσιν” (battlements) 22.3.

παρά: adv., by their side.

πέπηγεν: i.e. with the “σαυρωτήρ” (bronze point of the butt, 10.153) fixed in the ground. cf. defigunt telluri hastas et scuta reclinant Verg. Aen. xii. 130, stant terra defixae hastae ib. vi. 652.

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