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[604] ἀμειβόμεναι: so at the death of Achilles, “μοῦσαι δ̓ ἐννέα πᾶσαι ἀμειβόμεναι ὀπὶ καλῇ θρήνεον ω” 60 f. They sing alternately, one relieving the other, as the rhapsodes at the festivals; cf. incipe, Damoeta, tu deinde sequere, Menalca, | alternis dicetis, amant alterna Camenae Verg. Ecl. iii. 59. cf. ‘Divinely warbled voice | Answering the stringed noise,’ Milton Christmas Hymn 96 f.

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