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βοτὰ καὶ λείαν: a hendiadys, =“βοτὰ δορίληπτα”: cp. El. 36ἀσπίδων τε καὶ στρατοῦ” (=“στρατοῦ ὡπλισμένου”): Eur. Bacch. 919Θήβας καὶ πόλισμ᾽ ἑπτάστομον”. We might, indeed, understand “βοτὰ” of the sheep, and “λείαν” of the oxen (cp. 53 n.): but that seems less fitting here. λοιπὴ=“ἄδαστος”. See on 53.

αἴθωνι σιδήρῳ, the Homeric phrase ( Il. 4. 485, Il. 7. 473, Il. 20. 372). This epithet, ‘flashing,’ is given also to other objects of bright metal, as a “λέβης” or a “τρίπους” ( Il. 9. 123, Il. 24. 233).

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