ὡς: the will of the goddess was interpreted by Calchas. Nothing would be gained by reading “ἕως” (monosyll.).— ἀντίσταθμον,=“ἀντίρροπον”, ‘in compensation for.’ ἐκθύσειε. The midd. “ἐκθύεσθαι” is to expiate (“ἄγος”), or to propitiate (“θεόν”). But the act. “ἐκθύειν” is merely a strengthened “θύειν”, ‘to make a sacrifice of,’ implying some cruelty or violence: Eur. Cyc. 371“ἐφεστίους ἱκτῆρας ἐκθύεις δόμων”.
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