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[440] ἐπὶ βωμόν: the god is thus made a witness of the return; thus in a Boeotian inscription a man emancipates his slave “ἐναντίον Ἀσκληπίου”. The priest dwelt in the sacred enclosure (“τέμενος, ἄλσος”) of the god, cf. Od. 9.200.

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