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[140] νηὶ κατηγαγόμεσθα, ‘we put in with our ship’ (opp. “ἀνάγεσθαι”). We find “κατάγεσθαι” used absolutely of the ships themselves, as “ἐς δὲ Γεραιστὸν

ἐννύχιαι κατάγοντο Od.3. 177, “Ἰθάκηνδε κατήγετο νηῦς εὐεργής Od.16. 322; or of the crew as they put in to harbour, as “οἱ δ᾽ ἰθὺς κατάγοντο Od.3. 10.Here νηί (for which Harl. reads “νῆα”) is a true instrumental dative; cp. Od.4. 8ἵπποισι καὶ ἅρμασι πέμπε νέεσθαι”. They keep silence (σιωπῇ), as Eustath. says, “οἷα πεφοβημένοι διὰ τὸ τῶν Κυκλώπων καὶ τὸ τῶν Λαιστρυγόνων κακόξενον”.

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