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χρυσῆς, a general epithet for what is brilliant or precious: thus Pind. P. 3. 73ὑγίειαν...χρυσέαν”, and even ( Pind. O. 10. 13) “στεφάνῳ χρυσέας ἐλαίας” (the wreath of natural olive), as Olympia is “μάτηρ χρυσοστεφάνων ἀέθλων” ( Pind. O. 8. 1) in a like sense. Cp. O. T. 157 (‘golden’ hope), O. C. 1052 (the ‘golden’ bliss of initiation).—There is no allusion to a “χρυσοῦς στέφανος.

λαχεῖν can take either gen. or acc., the latter being more freq. (O. C. 450 n.). But here the inf. is rather epexegetic (cp. 1098λαβεῖν”), the gen. depending on ἀξία.

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