ὡς δ̓ ὅτε: introduces a comparison, with the gnomic aor., as “Δ 275, Ε 902, Λ 558, Π 823. — τέ, τέ”: as v. 12. For the “ε” remaining short before “δρ”, see § 41 i “β”.
: stepped back again,
sc. in terror; in this lies the point of the comparison. For the pred. adj. used as an adv., cf. “ἠέριαι
” v. 7, “ἀντίοι Α
” 535. —cf. improvisum aspris veluti qui sentibus anguem | pressit humi nitens, trepidusque repente refugit | ... haud secus Androgeus visu tremefactus abibat Verg. Aen.
ii. 379 ff., ‘False Sextus saw and trembled, | and turned and fled away; | As turns, as flies the woodman | In the Calabrian brake | When thro' the reeds gleams the round eye | Of that fell speckled snake, | So turned, so fled false Sextus | And hid him in the rear,’ Macaulay Lays, Battle of Regillus