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ἔλαφον, ‘a stag.’ The word can also mean ‘a hind,’ as in fr. 86 “κεροῦσσα...ἔλαφος.

στικτὸν ( Ph. 184)= “βαλιόν”: Eur. Bacch. 111στικτῶν...νεβρίδων”: Kaibel Epigr. 1082. 4στικτὴν ἔλαφον” .

κεράστην: cp. the Homeric “ἔλαφον κεραόν” ( Il. 3. 24, etc.).

οὗ κατὰ σφαγὰς, concerning the slaughter of it: cp. Her. 1. 31τὰ κατὰ τὸν Τέλλον...εἴπας”: id. 2. 3κατὰ μὲν δὴ τὴν τροφὴν τῶν παιδίων τοσαῦτα ἔλεγον”. Others understand (less well, I think), ‘on the occasion of the slaughter’ (‘beim Erlegen desselben,’ G. Wolff; and so Nauck).

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    • Euripides, Bacchae, 111
    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.31
    • Herodotus, Histories, 2.3
    • Homer, Iliad, 3.24
    • Sophocles, Philoctetes, 184
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