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[140] 140-142. These verses picture the results of the lion's fury.

κατὰ κτλ.: the herdsman hides in his hut and does not attempt further to defend his flocks (“οὐ προσαμύνει”).

τὰ δ᾽ ἐρῆμα: “μῆλα” seems to have been in the poet's mind. For the accent of “ἐρῆμα”, see § 2 w.

φοβεῖται: are driven, flee before the lion.

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