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[466] ἐν ποταμῷ may mean ‘apud fluvium,’ as “πόλιν οἰκουμένην ἐν τῷ Εὐξείνῳ πόντῳXen. Anab.4. 8. 22, or perhaps actually in the torrent-bed, or at any rate within its banks. Cp. Il.18. 520οἱ δ᾽ ὅτε δή ῤ̔ ἴκανον ὅθι σφίσιν εἶκε λοχῆσαι

ἐν ποταμῷ”.
νύκτα is accusative of duration, as in Od.22. 195νύκτα φυλάξεις

εὐνῇ ἐνὶ μαλακῇ”.
φυλάσσω, intransitive = ‘keep watch;’ cp. Il.10. 192.

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