τάδε τόξα: this bow (here). Much more picturesque than ‘my bow.’ cf. St. Paul's words, “αὐτοὶ γινώσκετε ὅτι ταῖς χρείαις” (necessities) “μου καὶ τοῖς οὖσιν μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ ὑπηρέτησαν” (ministered) “αἱ χεῖρες αὗται” Acts xx. 34.φαεινῷ: for the epithet, cf. “ἐν πυρὸς αὐγῇ Ι 206, τεῦξ᾽ ἄρα οἱ θώρηκα φαεινότερον πυρὸς αὐγῆς Σ” 610. The following hiatus is justified by the ‘Bucolic diaeresis.’ §§ 9 b, 40 h. θείην: opt. of an event conceived not very vividly as possible. Pandarus was perfectly ready to throw the bow into the fire.
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