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[51] On the variant in Antigonus of Carystus “θηλυτέρων” see Pref. p. xlv. The fem. of this word in Homer is only used of goddesses or women, with the exception of the variant “νήσων θηλυτεράων” for “τηλεδαπάων” in Il. 21.454. Apollodorus substitutes the entrails of the cows; see on 24. On the seven-stringed lyre see Introd. p. 133. The invention of seven strings is attributed to Hermes by Lucian (dial. deor. vii. 4) and Ovid ( Fast.v. 106), but to Apollo by Callim. (h. Del. 253), and to Amphion by Paus. (ix. 5. 7). According to Timotheus Persae 233 f., Orpheus invented the “χέλυς”, Terpander the tenstringed lyre.

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