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[491] This thought is hard to reconcile with the preceding, which notes the physical impossibility of rehearsing the names of so great a multitude.

Ὀλυμπιάδες: not a patronymic here, but a mere adj. of connection, cf. “Οὐρανίωνες Α” 570; the muses are “Ὀλύμπια δώματ̓ ἔχουσαι” v. 484; see § 21 a.—“Διὸς κτλ”.: cf. v. 598, “θεὰ [μοῦσα] θύγατερ Διός α” 10. The mother, according to the later myth, was Mnemosyne (Memory).

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