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[37] f. ἀργυρότοξε: the use of the epith. instead of the name gives a touch of intimacy to the address, as “γλαυκῶπι ν” 389 addressed to Athena by Odysseus; Athena addresses Apollo as “ἑκάεργε Η” 34 (cf. v. 110). — The gods' instruments are of precious metal even where the metal is not best adapted to the work, cf. “Ε 724, 731, Ω” 341, and on v. 611.

Χρύσην, Κίλλαν: Mysian cities, seats of the worship of Apollo, on the gulf of Adramyttium. They disappeared before the classical period. Cilla is mentioned also Hdt. i. 149. Chrysa was the home of the priest, who received his name from it.

ἀμφιβέβηκας: “dost guard.” The figure is taken from a beast standing over its young to protect it, cf. “Ε 299, ἀμφὶ δ̓ ἄῤ αὐτῷ βαῖν̓, ὥς τις περὶ πόρτακι μήτηρ Ρ 4, ὡς δὲ κύων . . . περὶ σκυλάκεσσι” (whelps) “βεβῶσα ὑλάει” (barks) “μέμονέν τε μάχεσθαι υ” 14 f. cf. Gradivumque patrem Geticis qui praesidet arvis Verg. Aen. iii. 35.

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