This place suffers different construction in all the Commentors; in which all err from the mind of the Poet, as in a hundred other places (which yet I want time to approve) especially about ..., &c. Prope enim noctis et diei sunt viæ (or similiter, which ... signifies) which they will have to be understood, that the days in that region are long, and the nights short; where Homer intends, that the equinoctial is there; for how else is the course of day and night near or equal? But therefore the night's-man hath his double hire, being as long about his charge as the other; and the night being more dangerous, &c. And if the day were so long, why should the night's-man be preferred in wages?--CHAPMAN.