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[598] οἰνοχόει νέκταρ: cf. (“Ἥβη”) “νέκταρ ἐῳνοχόει Δ 3, νέκταρ οἰνοχοεῦσα” Sappho Frag. 5; the meaning of the first part of the compound was overlooked; cf. “ἵπποι βουκολέοντο Υ 221, οἰκοδομεῖν τεῖχος”, aedificare naves, ‘tin box,’ ‘weekly journal.’

κρητῆρος: the red nectar of the gods, like the wine of men, was mixed with water before it was drunk, cf. “κέρασσε δὲ νέκταρ ἐρυθρόν ε” 93.

ἀφύσσων: see on v. 471.

599 = Od. 8.326.

ἄσβεστος: hence the proverbial ‘Homeric laughter.’

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