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τί δῆτα: i.e., why, in that case, did he attack cattle, rather than the men who had awarded the arms?

ἐπεμπίπτει: cp. 185ἐν ποίμναις πίτνων”, and 374 f.— τήνδεβάσιν, a cognate acc. (as if the verb were “ἐπεμβαίνει”): cp. Aesch. Pers. 305πήδημα κοῦφον ἐκ νεὼς ἀφήλατο”. ( Soph. Tr. 339, “τοῦ με τήνδ᾽ ἐφίστασαι βάσιν”, is different: see n. there.)


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