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[53] βουλὴν γερόντων: council of the chiefs (elders, on v. 21) who discussed important questions before presenting them to the popular assembly. Allusions to this council are found in vs. 143, 194. Who constituted it is not clear; prob. not many; perhaps only six besides the Atridae, cf. vs. 404 ff.

μεγαθύμων: in pl. elsewhere only as epith. of peoples, as 1.123.

ἷζε: caused to hold a session, called a council.

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