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ἰώἰὼ δῆτα: cp. El. 842ΗΛ. φεῦ. ΧΟ. φεῦ δῆτ᾽.

γε after μυρίων marks assent.

ἐπιστροφαί refers to the revival of the pangs in his soul by this questioning. His troubles are likened to foemen who, when they seem to have been repulsed and to be vanishing in the distance, suddenly wheel about and renew their onset. Cp. 1044δαΐων ἀνδρῶν ἐπιστροφαί”. Philopoemen made his cavalry “ὀξεῖς πρός τε τὰς κατ᾽ οὐλαμὸν ἐπιστροφὰς καὶ περισπασμοὺς” (wheeling sharply in troops) “καὶ τὰς καθ᾽ ἵππον ἐπιστροφὰς καὶ κλίσεις” (wheeling and changing direction singly), Plut. Ph. 7.

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