ἄρνας θέτο: sc. in order to take back with him the two slaughtered lambs which he brought. The flesh of the victim sacrificed to confirm an oath was not eaten, since a c<*>rested upon it, but was buried. P<*> the Achaeans cast their victim i<*> the sea, being unable to bury it in their own land, cf. 19.267 f.
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