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[22] The first hemistich = “α 11, β” 82.

ἐπευφήμησαν: for the usual “ἐπῄνησαν” (7.344), because of the religious fear which was required by the priest. It is followed by the inf. as being equiv. to “ἐκέλευσαν ἐπευφημοῦντεςthey bade with pious reverence; cf.Β 290, οὐκ ἐλεαίρεις ἄνδρας” . . .

μισγέμεναι κακότητι υ” 202 f. “thou dost not in pity hinder men from suffering misery.” The sacral meaning of “εὐφημέω” favere linguis seems to be later than Homer.

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