cf. 1.498.ἄτερ: without, follows its gen. only here in Homer, but freq. in tragedy. 754 = “Α 499, Θ” 3. cf. summo sedet altus Olympo Verg. Aen. xi. 726. πολυδειράδος: epithets borrowed from men are often applied to objects of nature. cf. ‘mouth’ and ‘head’ of a river, ‘shoulder’ and ‘foot’ of a mountain.
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