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[461] 461 = 503.

αἰχμή: spear-point.

τὸν δὲ κτλ.: the poet has a large variety of expressions for death. cf. 469 f., 482, 504, 517, 522 f., 531, 5.47, 68, 75, 82 f, 155, 163 f., 166, 190, 250, 296, 310, 553, 654, 659, 696. See on “ἕλεν” 457.

σκότος: of the darkness or night of death. cf. 5.47, 68, 82 f., 310, 659, 696, also in aeternam clauduntur lumina noctem Verg. Aen.χ”. 746.

ὄσσε: see on “φάλον” 459.

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