ὁππότε goes with “μένοντες”, ‘waiting till.’ So after “ποτιδέγμενοι” 7.415, etc. H. G. § 308 (2), M. and T. § 553. πύργος, a wall or serried line of warriors; cf. “πυργηδόν” 12.43, 13.152, 15.618. It is tempting to translate column; but “πύργος” in H. means fortification, not tower; and hunters (12.43) do not attack in column. Aristarchos strangely enough wished to make “Τρώων” depend on “πύργος” and “Ἀχαιῶν” on “ὁρμ.”, waiting till a battalion of Trojans should attack the Achaians, because he thought that the delay of the Athenians ought to be due to their wish to see the Trojans put still further in the wrong by beginning the general engagement. On this ground he was inclined to prefer the variant “κέν τις ἐναντίον” for “πύργος Ἀχαιῶν”, and “ἄρξειεν” for “-ειαν”.
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