εἰς βάσανον εἶ χερῶν, to the test of (afforded by) blows: cp. “χειρῶν νόμος”, the arbitrament of blows (as opp. to “δίκης νόμος”), Her. 9.48 “πρὶν...ἢ συμμίξαι ἡμέας ἐς χειρῶν τε νόμον ἀπικέσθαι”. Xen. Cyr. 2.1.11 “ὡς χεῖρας συμμίξοντας τοῖς πολεμίοις.” εἶ as in the common phrase “εἰς χεῖρας ἰέναι τινί”, or “συνιέναι”.
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