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the comparison, cf. 210; see § 14 a. The construction of the dependent
sentence is abandoned. — Cf. * With ported spears, as thick as when a
field I Of Ceres ripe for harvest waving bends | Her bearded grove of
ears, which way the wind | Sways them.' Milton Par. Lost iv. 980 ff.



SECOND BOOK OF THE ILIAD. 63

149. irour' άγορη κινήθη : a return to 144. — Both comparisons are
meant to depict the whole scene. The first (144-146) describes the sud-
den confusion witli which the assembly dispersed; the second (147-149),
the uninterrupted rush in one direction, toward the ships. — άλαλητω :
dative of manner, in which sense a participle is often used.

150. νήα5 €ir : i.e . €πι v^ag, § δδ c β. — €or



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