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[750] Δωδώνην: in Epirus at the foot of Mt. Tomaros, although the connection here seems to place it in Thessaly. There was the oldest oracle of the Greeks, where ascetic priests interpreted the rustling of the sacred oak; cf. the prayer of Achilles: “Ζεῦ ἄνα Δωδωναῖε Πελασγικέ, τηλόθι ναίων, Δωδώνης μεδέων δυσχειμέρου, ἀμφὶ δὲ Σελλοὶ σοὶ ναίους᾿ ὑποφῆται” (prophets) “ἀνιπτόποδες” (with unwashen feet) “χαμαιεῦναι” (whose beds are the ground) II 233 ff. No oracles are mentioned in the Iliad; in the Odyssey reference is made to the oracle at Dodonn, Od. 14.327 ff., and to Agamemnon's consultation of Apollo at Pytho (Delphi) Od. 8.79 ff.

οἰκἰ ἔθεντο: built their homes.

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