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[357] “ὣς φάτο κτλ”.: cf. sic fatur lacrimans Verg. Aen. vi. 1.

358 = 18.36.

πατρὶ γέροντι: Nereus, who is not named by Homer but only designated as “ἅλιος γέρων” (v. 538). His home is in the Aegean sea, cf. 24.78. With him is Thetis, who has deserted her aged husband Peleus. The daughters of Nereus are enumerated 18.38 ff.

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