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[343] με (l. 342) ... “λελάχωσι” (“λαγχάνω”), ‘make me to share in,’ ‘may give me my portion’ of fire. For Homeric burial customs see note on 16.456.

[345] γούνων, cf. l. 338.

346-348. ‘Would that anger and rage drove me—even me—to slice your flesh and eat it raw, for what you have done me, as surely as there is none that will ward the dogs from your head!’ For the construction compare 18.464-466, with notes.

[350] στήσωσ᾽ι) (“ἵστημι”), ‘weigh.’

[352] οὐδ᾽ ὣς κτλ., ‘not even at this price’ shall your mother place you on a funeral bed.

[354] πάντα, agreeing with “σε” understood.

[356] προτι-όσσομαι, ‘I gaze upon’ you.

[358] τοί τι θεῶν μήνιμα, ‘a cause of wrath against you on the part of the gods.’

θεῶν, subjective genitive. The sense is, consider lest my death shall stir the gods to wrath against you.

[363] Cf. note on 16.857.

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