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[275] ὡς ὅτε: introduces a comparison, as 130, but here is joined with the indicative. See on 130.

ἀπὸ σκοπιῆς: where the goats feed on the rocky slope.—The goatherd and his flock are not necessary to the comparison, but are introduced in order to enliven and give a touch of human interest to the scene, just as landscape painters are wont to introduce some bit of life. § 2 e. Cf. 455, “πάντα δέ τ᾽ εἴδεται ἄστρα, γέγηθε δέ τε φρένα ποιμήν Θ 559, χ” 306.

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