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[78] τῷ ἐικυῖα: like to this (sc. “ἀστέρι”). This resumes the thought of 75, after the two ornamental verses.

ἐικυῖα: tetrasyllabic. See § 31 g.

ἤιξεν: used of the beginning of the motion, while “ἔθορε”, 79, marks its close.

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