= 2.423 f., Od. 12.360 f.
: instead of the more definite “ἐκ μηρία τάμνον γ
” 456, see on v. 40.
: two layers of fat were placed over the thigh pieces; and upon the fat, bits of raw meat from all parts of the body (“πάντων μελέων ξ
” 428), symbolizing a sacrifice of the whole animal. These were burned, and thus the gods, according to the Homeric belief, took part in the sacrificial feast. cf. v. 317.
461-465 = Od. 3.458
: sc. “κνίσην
”, equiv. to “δίπλακι δημῷ Ψ