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[599] ἀφρῷ: with foam. Const. with “μορμύροντα”. cf. “ῥόος Ὠκεανοῖοͅ ἀφρῷ μορμύρων ῥέεν Σ” 402 f., (“Σκάμανδρος”) “μορμύρων ἀφρῷ τε καὶ αἵματι καὶ νεκύεσσιν Φ” 325.

ἰδών: gives the cause of “στήῃ”. The traveller sees the impossibility of advancing.

ἀνὰ κτλ.: 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”.

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