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[702] ὡς ἐπύθοντο κτλ.: sc. from Diomed, who had the gift to discern. cf. “Ὀδυσῆα μετὰ Τρώεσσ᾽ ἀναφῆναι δ” 254. — For the omission of the partic. “ὄντα”, cf. “μάλα γάρ σ᾽ ὁρόω καλόν τε μέγαν τε α” 301.

703 = “Λ 299, Π” 692; cf. 8.273.

ἔνθα κτλ.: indicates the large number of slain who are included between the two extremes (“πρῶτον, ὕστατον”). cf. “τί πρῶτόν τοι ἔπειτα, τί δ᾽ ὑστάτιον καταλέξω; ι” 14, quem telo primum, quem postremum, aspera virgo| deicis? Verg. Aen. xi. 664 f. For the question as introductory to a narration, cf. also “τίς τ᾽ ἄρ σφωε θεῶν ἔριδι ξυνέηκε μάχεσθαι; Α” 8.

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