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παμφλέκτοισι, fully kindled. Fuel was placed around the offerings on the altar, and ignited at several points. The epithet marks that the failure of the rite was not due to any negligence.— θυμάτων. The offering consisted of thighbones cut from a sheep (or ox), with some of the flesh adhering to them, and wrapped round with a double covering of fat. On the top of these thigh-bones were laid parts of the victim's intestines (“σπλάγχνα”), including the gall-bladder (“χολή”).


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