ἐυπλεκέες: evidently the art of drawing gold into thin threads was known in the Homeric period.ἑκατόμβοιος: worth a hundred oxen; cf. v. 649 for the round number. Cattle formed the standard of value in those times, cf. “Ζ 236, Φ 79, Ψ 703, 705, 885, α” 431. Coined money was unknown.
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