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[36] δούρατα, beams (as 2.135, etc.), the “φιτροί” of 29. Ar. perversely took it to mean spears cast against the towers (“ἐλλείπει ἐπί, ἵν᾽ ἦι κανάχιζε δὲ δούρατα ὡς ἐπὶ πύργους βαλλόμενα”). For “βάλλεσθαι” = be pelted cf. 9.573δοῦπος ὀρώρει πύργων βαλλομένων”, 588 “θάλαμος πύκ᾽ ἐβάλλετο”.

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