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Θήκας—for ταφάς, ‘modes of burial.’ This meaning is sufficiently proved by Sta., who quotes Plat. Rep. 427 B. ἐπιτηδείων—neut., whatever was required for the burning and burial. ἐπὶ πυρὰς—governed both by ἐπιθέντες and ἐπιβαλόντες. For ἐπὶ πυρὰς ... ἑπιθέντες . . ὑφῆπτον, see c. 13, 2. ὃν φέροιεν—M. T. 522.
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