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[318] Vergil makes Aeneas refer to this escape from the hands of Diomed, o Danaum fortissime gentis,| Tydide! mene Iliacis occumbere campis| non potuisse tuaque animam hanc effundere dextra Aen. i. 96 ff. — Aeneas was saved by Poseidon, a week later, from the hands of Achilles in a more extraordinary fashion: “Αἰνείαν δ᾽ ἔσσευεν” (sc. “Ποσειδάων”) “ἀπὸ χθονὸς ὑψόσ᾽ ἀείρας. πολλὰς δὲ στίχας ἡρώων, πολλὰς δὲ καὶ ἵππωνͅ Αἰνείας ὑπερᾶλτο θεοῦ ἀπὸ χειρὸς ὀρούσας, ἷξε δ̓ ἐπ̓ ἐσχατιὴν πολυάικος πολέμοιο γ” 325 ff.

ὑπεξέφερεν: was bearing out from under the impending danger. cf. 377, 6.57 f., “δειδιότες: τυτθὸν γὰρ ὑπὲκ θανάτοιο φέρονται Ο” 628; also 4.465. — Aeneas was unable to walk, on account of the wound in his hip.

πολέμοιο: “battle-field.”

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