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[402] περιταμνόμενον, as Schol. “ἐλαύνοντα περικυκλούμενον”, ‘boves intercipientem et abigentem.’ Cp. h. Hom. Merc. 73τῶν τότε Μαιάδος υἱὸς . . πεντήκοντ᾽ ἀγέλης ἀπετάμνετο βοῦς ἐριμύκους”,

πλανοδίας δ᾽ ἤλαυνε”, Il.18. 527ὦκα δ᾽ ἔπειτα
τάμνοντ᾽ ἀμφὶ βοῶν ἀγέλας”. We may render ‘making a raid upon;’ but the full picture is of a band of marauders surrounding a number of oxen and cutting them off from the main herd.

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    • Homer, Iliad, 18.527
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