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[54] τάων κτλ.: ‘asyndetic’ repetition of the preceding verse. See § 2 m.

τάων: the gen. depends on “πρόσθε”. Before these, i.e. for their protection.

ἵσταμαι: the pres. is used as if the time were already at hand.

μεγαίρω: synonymous here with “φθονέω”. sc. “τὰς διαπέρσαι”.

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