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[65] εἴ τε . . . εἴ τε: indir. questions explaining the previous verse, as Od. 3.90 f.; cf. 2.349.

γε: for the repetition of the subj., see on v. 97.

εὐχωλῆς, ἑκατόμβης: because of an unfulfilled vow or a hecatomb which has not been offered, cf. “ἱρῶν μηνίσας Ε” 178 angry on account of the omission of sacrifices, “μισθοῦ χωόμενοι, τὸν ὑποστὰς οὐκ ἐτέλεσσεν Φ” 457. — For the gen. of cause, cf. v. 429, “Β 225, 689, 694, τῆσδ̓ ἀπάτης κοτέων Δ” 168. — Homer does not hold strictly to the original meaning of hecatomb, cf. v. 315; a hecatomb of 12 heifers is mentioned 6.93, 115, and one of rams in 4.102.

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