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[45] ἄρα: “as I said.” cf. 79, 111, 4.85.

46 = 16.343.

νύξε: from “νύσσωpierce, wound.

ἐπιβησόμενον: as he mounted. For the aor., cf. “στρεφθέντι” 40. For the ‘variable vowel,’ see § 30 j. — Phaestus had dismounted, as was frequent or usual, in order to fight on foot; but now he leaps into his chariot in order to flee. See on 4.419, 229.

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