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ἐσθήμασι—robes burned as offerings, probably, and not worn by the officials. The plur., joined with νομίμοις and ἀπαρχάς in this connexion, is surely mentioned as part of the ἐναγίσματα. Plutarch in Aristides 21, giving an account of the ceremony as performed in his day, makes no mention of robes among the offerings; but the details may well have been modified by his time. On the contrary, he does say that the Provost wore a purple coat and carried a sword; but the present passage does not lead like a ref. to that. That clothes were burnt as offerings to the dead is well known, e.g. Eur. Hec. 573. ἐπιφέροντες—specially used of offerings to the dead; II. 34. ξύμμαχοι . . γενομένοις—the object of the speaker is to emphasize the lasting effect of the old alliance and to say nothing of the alliance with Athens. ὁμαίχμοις is an oldfashioned word, perhaps intended to recall the old times.
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