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[443] cf. ‘Satan alarmed| Collecting all his might dilated stood:| . . . His stature reached the sky, and on his crest| Sat Horror plumed,’ Milton Par. Lost iv. 985 ff.

οὐρανῷ: ‘dat. of approach.’ cf. “κόλπῳ Ζ” 136.

ἐστήριξε: gnomic aor., side by side with the present. The pres. describes, while the aor. narrates.

καί: and, “while.”

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