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[468] πλευρά: pl. of the whole side (ribs). cf. “τόξα Ε 215, ὄχεα Ε 745, νῶτα” (back) “Β 308, πρόσωπα” (face) 18.414. For the inflexion, instead of “πλευραί”, cf. “νεῦρα” 122.

τά: “”.

παρ᾽ ἀσπίδος κτλ.: appeared from beside the shield, i.e. from under cover of the shield. cf. “Μενέλαος ἀρήιος οὖτα Θόαντᾳ στέρνον γυμνωθέντα παρ᾽ ἀσπίδα, λῦσε δὲ γυῖα Π” 311 f., “παρ᾽ ἀσπίδος γυμνωθὲν ἁρπάσαι δόρυ” Aesch. Septem 607. — “ἐξεφαάνθη [ἐξεφάνη]”: from “ἐκφαείνω”.

469 = 11.260.

ξυστῷ: strictly, spear-shaft, then spear.

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