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[460] = 2.423 f., Od. 12.360 f.

μηροὺς ἐξέταμον: instead of the more definite “ἐκ μηρία τάμνον γ” 456, see on v. 40.

κνίσῃ: 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. 3.458-462.

δίπτυχα: sc. “κνίσην”, equiv. to “δίπλακι δημῷ Ψ” 243.

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