θῶ has raised needless doubts. The operator is to fetch water from the spring in the grove (469), fill the bowls which he will find ready, and place them in a convenient position for the rite. From the distinction just drawn between the first two bowls and the third, Oed. surmises that the contents of the latter are not to be of precisely the same nature as those of the others. He asks, then,— “"With what shall I fill it, before placing it beside the other two,—preparatory to beginning the rite?"”
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