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[6] ῥῆξε κτλ.: cf. “ῥηξήνωρ” as an epithet of Achilles, 7.228.

φάλαγγα: only here in the sing.; of the troop nearest Ajax. — “φόως [φάος, φῶς]”: figurative. This metaphor is freq. in the Old Testament, as well as its opposite (darkness) as a figure for trouble.

ἔθηκεν: equiv. to “ἐποίησε”. cf. “Ε 122, Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγἐ ἔθηκεν Α” 2.

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