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[456] ἤδη νῦν: now at once. — “Δαναοῖσιν κτλ”.: cf. v. 97.

457 = v. 43.

458 = “Β 421, γ” 447. — In the sacrifice described Od. 3.440 ff., the victim's forelock is cut off and thrown into the fire, before the barley corns are scattered.

αὐτὰρ ἐπεί: repeated in this narrative vs. 464, 467, 469, 484.

459 = 2.422.

αὐέρυσαν: they drew up (back) the head of the victim, in order to tighten the muscles of the neck. For the form, see § 11 e.

ἔσφαξαν: i.e. opened the large artery of the neck, to let the blood, cf. 3.292.

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