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παρέστης: cp. 117.

στέψω, ‘crown,’ in the fig. sense of ‘honouring with gifts’: cp. El. 457ὅπως τὸ λοιπὸν αὐτὸν ἀφνεωτέραις χερσὶ στέφωμεν τανῦν δωρούμεθα”: Ant. 431χοαῖσι..τὸν νέκυν στέφει”. (In later Greek, “στεφανοῦν” is said of any honorarium; as Plut. Timol. 16τὸν..ἄνθρωπον ἐστεφάνωσαν.. δέκα μναῖς”.) Here, the word may refer more esp. to hanging up trophies in Athena's temple (Aesch. Th. 278 “λάφυρα δᾴων δουρίπηχθ᾽ ἁγνοῖς δόμοις στέψω”,— where, however, the text is doubtful: cp. Agam. 577 ff.).

λαφύροις (rt. “λαβ”), spoils taken from the enemy, a poetical word, used by Xenophon. The epithet παγχρύσοις suggests votive gifts (“ἀναθήματα”) of golden vessels.


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