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[218] ἐκμυζήσας: Machaon sucked out the blood, which was generally wiped or washed off, as “Ε 416, 798, Λ” 830, 845 f., or checked by a charm (“ἐπαοιδή”), as Od. 19.457.

ἐπί: adv. with “πάσσε”. cf. “Ε 401, 900, Λ” 515, 830.

ἅρα: marks the progress to the next step in the action. cf. the prose use of “ἔπειτα” or “οὕτως” after a participle.

εἰδώς: as a skilled man, skilfully. Cf.ἀσκήσας” 110.

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