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[319d] And in the Ghost-raising in the Odyssey1 he has described Minos as judging with a golden scepter in his hand, but not Rhadamanthus: Rhadamanthus he has neither described here as judging nor anywhere as consorting with Zeus; wherefore I say that Minos above all persons has been eulogized by Homer. For to have been the son of Zeus, and to have been the only one who was educated by Zeus, is praise unsurpassable.

For the meaning of the verse— “he was king having colloquy with mighty Zeus in the ninth year” —
Hom. Od. 19.179


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