ἄθλιον βάρος, the calcined bones. So in Il. 24. 793(at Hector's funeral), when the body had been burned and the pyre quenched with wine, “ὀστέα λευκὰ λέγοντο κασίγνητοί θ᾽ ἕταροί τε”. They then place them in a “λάρναξ” or urn, which is laid in a grave (“κάπετος”), and over this a mound (“σῆμα”) is raised.
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