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ὁρᾷς. The asyndeton is usual in this expression; cf. ch. 50. 3; Xen. Mem. iii. 4. 3, &c. For the thought cf. Eur. fr. 964 τῶν ἄγαν γὰρ ἅπτεται θεός, τὰ μικρὰ δ᾽ εἰς τύχην ἀφεὶς ἐᾷ, Soph. Aj. 758τὰ γὰρ περισσὰ κἀνόνητα σώματα πίπτειν βαρείαις πρὸς θεῶν δυσπραξίαις”.

φαντάζεσθαι: properly show oneself (iv. 124. 2; vii. 15. 2); here se ostentare, ‘make a show of oneself.’ Cf. φαντασία in Polybius.

κνίζειν: of jealousy, as of other painful emotions, e.g. repentance (ch. 12. 1) and desire (vi. 62. 1).

κολούειν. This phrase (cf. Hes. Εργ. 6; Archil. fr. 56; Arist. Lys. 772) expresses the common Greek view (here ascribed to the Persian, Artabanus, cf. ch. 46, and in iii. 40 to the Egyptian Amasis) of the envy of the gods; cf. i. 32. 1 n., Introd. § 36.

φόβον, ‘panic.’ Instances iv. 203. 3, vii. 43. 2; Thuc. vii. 80.

βροντήν. Instances viii. 12 and 13, 37. 3.

δἰ ὦν ἐφθάρησαν. This tmesis with ὦν is usual in H. with the ‘gnomic’ Aorist; cf. also i. 194. 4.

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