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[274] τώ: sc. “Αἴαντε”.

κορυσσέσθην: cf. “θωρήσσοντο” 252.

δὲ νέφος: for the short vowel treated as long before “νέφος”, see § 41 j, k.

νέφος πεζῶν: cf. “Ψ 133, κυάνεον Τρώων νέφος Π 66, ψαρῶν” (starlings) “νέφος Π 755, ἀμφὶ δὲ πτόλιν νέφοςι ἀσπίδων πυκνὸν φλέγει” Eur. Phoen. 250 f., insequitur nimbus peditum Verg. Aen. vii. 793, rex peditum equitumque nubes iactat Livy xxxv. 49, ‘So great a cloud of witnesses,’ Hebrews xii. 1.—This incidental metaphor suggests the following comparison.

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