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[371] ὀπιπεύεις: scan.

πολέμοιο γεφύρας: the bridges of war, or, better, the dikes of war. This expression has been explained in many ways. Perhaps it is best taken as “τὸ μεταίχμιον”, the space between the two lines of battle, with the armies like a raging river on either side.

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