καθεῦδε: slept, as “Ω 675, εὗδε Ι” 663; cf. “ἔνθ̓ ἄρα καὶ τότ̓ ἔλεκτο καὶ Ἠῶ δῖαν ἔμιμνεν τ” 50.
: of ascending a couch, only here and “ὁμὸν λέχος εἰσαναβαίνοι Θ
” 291. No special height of couch is to be inferred.
: adv., beside him.
: cf. the similar attributes of the divinities; “χρυσάορος
” with golden sword
of Apollo, “Ε 509; χρυσηλάκατος
” with golden arrow
of Artemis, “δ 122; χρυσοπέδιλος
of Hera, “λ 604; χρυσόπτερος
of Iris, “Θ 398; χρυσόρραπις
” with golden wand
of Hermes, Od. 5.87
. See on v. 37. The throne was covered with thin plates of gold.
Zeus prepares to fulfil his promise to Thetis (1.509
f., 523) by sending a dream to Agamemnon. The intended battle, which is to be disastrous to the Achaeans, is delayed by a test of the disposition of the army; the Greek and Trojan forces do not advance to meet each other until the close of the book (vs. 780, 809 f.).— The events narrated in B occupy the first part of the 22d day of the action of the Iliad.