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[423] “Ζεὺς γὰρ κτλ”.: gives the reason for the preceding direction, esp. for “νῦν”, showing why his request cannot be granted at once.

ἐς Ὠκεανόν: cf. “εἰς Ἀγαμέμνονα Η” 312; to the abode of Oceanus, near which was the home of the Aethiopians. There were Aethiopians in the southeast and southwest of the Homeric world, “ἔσχατοι ἀνδρῶν, α” 22 ff. They are represented as a godfearing people, enjoying the personal intercourse of the divinities, 23.205 ff., Od. 5.282; cf. the presence of the gods at the sacrifices of the Phaeacians, Od. 7.201 ff.

μετά: as v. 222.

Αἰθιοπῆας: for the form, see § 19 e.

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