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[103] οἴσετε: aor. imv., as “ἄξετε” v. 105, “ὔρσεο” v. 250; but “οἴσομεν” v. 104 is fut.

ἄρνε: cf. “ἄρνας” v. 117.

λευκόν, μέλαιναν: the white male lamb was to be sacrificed to the gleaming Helios, while the dark ewe lamb was for “Γαῖα μέλαινα” (2.699). Odysseus sacrifices a black ewe to Persephone, “κ 572, λ” 45 ff. The sex of the victim was generally that of the divinity; thus a cow is sacrificed to Athena, but a bull to Poseidon, 11.728 f. — The order of words is chiastic with the following verse. — For the divinities to whom this sacrifice is to be offered, see on v. 276.

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