cf. Od. 1.437.ἕξετο: the heroes seem to have put on their tunics while sitting on the couch.—“ἔνδυνε κτλ”.: the Homeric heroes had no special night gear, but slept naked (or at least without their outer garments), like the Eskimos and lower-class Italians of to-day, and like the English of the Middle Ages.—Epic simplicity describes the most trifling acts; see Cowper's note, § 1 a. Introd. p. 4.
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