ἰδών: gives the cause of “στήῃ”. The traveller sees the impossibility of advancing.
ἀνὰκτλ.: an independent addition. cf. 6.509 f., “Β 148, Ι 324, γ 497, Χ” 94. — This gnomic aor. contains the point of comparison.
ὀπίσσω: repeats the idea of “ἀνά”.
Homer's Iliad, Books IV-VI. Thomas D. Seymour. Boston. Ginn and Company. 1891.
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