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[4] ἐπεὶ οὖν: as “Α 57. — χειμῶνα”: cf. “γέρανοι δὲ φεύγουσαι χειμῶνα τὸν ἐν τῇ Σκυθικῇ χώρῃ γινόμενον, φοιτέουσι ἐς χειμασίην” (winter quarters) “ἐς τοὺς τόπους τούσδε” (of the Nile) Hdt. ii. 22, quam multae glomerantur aves, ubi frigidus annus | trans portum fugat, et terris immittit apricis Verg. Aen. vi. 311 f.

φύγον: for the gnomic aor. in comparisons, cf. vs. 10, 23, 33; see § 2 k.

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