ἀνδρῶν κτλ.: “in case the men should be shut into the city,” i.e. in case of a siege. cf. Hector's address to the Trojans, “ἦ οὔ πω κεκόρησθε” (sated, wearied) “ἐελμένοι ἔνδοθι πύργων Σ 287, Τρώων εἰς ἄστυ ἀλέντων Χ 47. — εἰωθότες κτλ”.: cf. 196.ἔδμεναι: edere, ēsse. ἅδην: only here with the original length of the penult.
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