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[6] ἀνδράσι: made prominent in contrast with the cranes. “ἀνήρ” often stands in attributive connection with nouns, cf. “ἄνδρες στρατιῶται, ἄνδρες ἀδελφοί, κτλ”. See § 1 u.

Πυγμαίοισι: these Liliputians (lit. Fistlings) on the southern shore of the Mediterranean, were attacked yearly by the cranes, acc. to the common story. For the mythical trait in a comparison, cf. B 782. — cf. ‘that small infantry | Warr'd on by cranes’ Milton Par. Lost i. 575. — “φόνον κτλ”.: cf. “Β 352, ἵκηται δηιοτῆτα φέρων ζ 203, Π” 757.

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