=Od. 11.294 f., Od. 14.293 f., where the MSS. give “μῆνες”, a hysteron proteron. “νύκτες” is less effective, of the passing of a year, and introduces the unessential contrast of light and dark. Cf. Theog. 58 “ἀλλ᾽ ὅτε δή ῤ̔ ἐνιαυτὸς ἔην περὶ δ᾽ ἔτραπον ὧραι”,“μηνῶν φθινόντων, περὶ δ᾽ ἤματα πόλλ᾽ ἐτελέσθη”.
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