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[50] With πεζὸν [σξ. τινά] ἐόντα compare Od.11. 159; 19.221. The more natural arrangement would have been to make the words “ὅθι χρή” parenthetical, and write “πεζοὶ ἐόντες”, as the parallel to “ἀφ᾽ ἵππων”, but the force of “χρή” seems to break up the sentence, and to introduce the accusatival construction. They know then ‘how to fight from the chariot, and how to fight on foot in that part of the battle where one ought to do so.’

Mayor collects instances of heroes having to leave their chariots and fight afoot; viz. Il.3. 29; 4.419; 5.594; 11. 48, 211; 12. 176; 16. 426. Compare also Caesar de Bell. Gall.4. 33.

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