στέμματ̓ Ἀπόλλωνος: cf. Apollinis infula Verg. Aen. ii. 430. This ribbon, or chaplet, of white wool, marked the priest's official character; he came under the god's protection, but as a suppliant carried the fillet, instead of wearing it. cf. laurumque manu vittasque ferentemChrysen Ovid Ars Am. ii. 401.
ἑκηβόλου: he was the Archer Apollo. For similar epiths., see § 4 c. — For the loss of quantity in the final diphthoug before an initial vowel, cf. v. 17; see § 41 o. Ἀπόλλωνος: for the length of the first syllable, as vs. 21, 36, etc., see § 41 f.