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κέραμος: tile, in collective sense. The same comparison of a well-built house with an army occurs in Cyr. vi. 3. 25.

ἀτάκτως ἐρριμμένα: thrown together in confusion.

ἐπιπολῆς: on top, refers to the roof of tile (κέραμος). Similarly, λίθος belongs to κάτω.

συντίθεται: sing., agreeing with the nearest substantive (τὰ ξύλα), or having as subj. the entire mass of material, thought of as neuter.

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