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[197] στῆ δ̓ ὄπιθεν: she stepped up behind.

ξανθῆς: epith. of Menelaus, as 3.284; of Meleager, 2.642; of Rhadamanthys, Od. 4.564; of Demeter, 5.500. The “ξανθαὶ τρίχες” of Odysseus are mentioned Od. 13.399.

κόμης: gen. of the part touched. G. 171, H. 738.

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