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bis novem. In Homer ( Od.X. 203-9) Ulysses and Eurylochus divide the crew into two companies, numbering with themselves twenty-three each, not twenty-two as here. The two leaders cast lots for their companies, “ἐκ δ᾽ ἔθορε κλῆρος μεγαλήτορος Εὐρυλόχοιο”.

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