Book 9 (Ι)
Commentary on line 2
fu/za, Panic, the hand-maid of Rout. φύζα (φυγ-hα) and φόβος both originally meant flight, and in H. the latter is almost (acc. to Ar. entirely) confined to this sense; while the former has partly, as here, developed the idea of terror (ἡ μετὰ δειλίας φυγή) which in φόβος ultimately became dominant. Cf. 21.6 πεφυζότες. kruo/eis, lit. numbing, freezing; see 6.344.