ὄχεσφιν to be joined with βῆ as an instrumental dative (cp. Od.4. 8), and not to be taken as equivalent to “σὺν ἵπποισιν καὶ ὄχεσφιν” Il.5. 219.βῆ means ‘went down to the shore,’ and forms a contrast to ἀνήγαγε, ‘brought him up.’ By the plural ὄχεσφιν only a single car is meant. Compare the use of “ἅρματα”.
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