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[52] βάλλε: shot, with emphatic position at the close of a sent. and beginning of a verse; cf. vs. 143 f., 241, 296, 501, 506, 523, 526, Od. 9.196.

πυραί: pl. since a new pyre was built each day.

νεκύων: so-called gen. of material. — This is a poetic form of the statement that multitudes perished from the pestilence.

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