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[44] βῆ . . . καρήνων: as “Β 167, Δ 74, Η 19, Χ 187, Ω 121, α 102, ω” 488.

βῆ: set out; the motion is continued in “ δ̓ ἤιε” v. 47.

Οὐλύμποιο: Olympus in Homer is always the Thessalian mountain as home of the gods (not heaven itself) as is indicated by its epiths., “ἀγάννιφος” v. 420 snow-capped, “νιφόεις Σ 616, μακρός” v. 402, “πολυδειράς” v. 499, “πολύπτυχος Θ” 411; while “οὐρανός” is “ἀστερόεις Δ 44, εὐρύς Γ 364, μέγας Ε 750, πολύχαλκος Ε 504, σιδήρεος ο 329, χάλκεος Ρ” 425. cf. on v. 195. But see

ἀπέβη γλαυκῶπις Ἀθήνη
Οὐλυμπόνδ̓ ὅθι φασὶ θεῶν ἕδος ἀσφαλὲς αἰεὶ
ἔμμεναι. οὔτ̓ ἀνέμοισι τινάσσεταιοὔτε χιὼν ἐπιπίλναται

καρήνων: const. with “κατά”. For its use for the summits of mountains, cf. “Β 167, 869. — κῆρ”: acc. of specification, as “ἦτορ, θυμόν, φρένα”, all freq. with verbs of emotion (§ 1 v).

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