“ὅρκια ταμόντες: ὅρκιον” is strictly what belongs to the “ὅρκος” (cf. “ἱστία Α” 480), thus the victim slain to confirm a solemn oath. The victim's throat was cut (“Γ 292, Τ” 197, 266), hence “ὅρκια ταμεῖν” was to make a solemn treaty, like foedus icere, ferire foedus; cf. “Γ 73, 94, 105, Δ 155, Τ” 191.ἄμφω: dual with reference to the two nations.
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