τάφον (cp. 1140 n.). Nothing would be gained by reading “ταφὴν” (1210). λέβητα, the urn: cp. Aesch. Ag. 444“σποδοῦ γεμίζων λέβητας εὐθέτου;” κοσμεῖ. In Il. 23. 253 f. the golden urn containing the bones of Patroclus is ‘covered with a linen veil.’ In Il. 24. 796 the urn with Hector's ashes is ‘shrouded in soft purple robes.’ Leaf observes there: ‘In Etruscan graves very fine linen covers are found spread on the stools on which stand the urns containing the ashes.’ Some such ‘dressing’ is denoted by “κοσμεῖ” here; but wreaths of flowers may also be meant.
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