κατέστη, prop., had taken its place. There is a Homeric echo here: Il. 8.66 “ὄφρα μὲν ἠὼς ἦν καὶ ἀέξετο ἱερὸν ἦμαρ, ι τόφρα μάλ᾽ ἀμφοτέρων βέλε᾽ ἥπτετο, πῖπτε δὲ λαός: ι ἦμος δ᾽ ἠέλιος μέσον οὐρανὸν ἀμφιβεβήκει, ι καὶ τότε δὴ χρύσεια πατὴρ ἐτίταινε τάλαντα.” χθονὸς (from the ground) with “ἀείρας”: cp. O. T. 142 “βάθρων ι ἵστασθε”, n.
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