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[101] Ἀπόλλωνι: Apollo was the patron-god of Lycia, and god of the bow.

λυκηγενέι: the root “λυκ” is the same as that of lux. The sun-god Apollo is ‘child of the light.’ cf. “αἰθρηγενής” as epithet of Boreas, 15.171; and “λυκάβαςyear, Od. 14.161. In this epithet is prob. also a reference to Apollo as the Lycian (“Αὑκιος”) god.

102 = 120, 23.864, 873.

ἀρνῶν ἑκατόμβην: Homer does not hold strictly to the original meaning of ‘hecatomb.’ cf. 1.65 f., 6.93, 115.

πρωτογόνων: first-born. Cf. ‘All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. Thou shalt eat it before the Lord thy God year by year in the place which the Lord shall choose, thou and thy household. And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God.’ Deuteronomy xv. 19-21.

103 = 121.

ἱερῆς κτλ.: explains “οἴκαδε”. cf. 70, 180.

ἄστυ^: for the final vowel, retaining its short quantity before “Ζελείης”, see § 41 iε”.

Ζελείης: this use of the gen. with “ἄστυ” is familiar enough in English, e.g. ‘city of Boston.’ See G. 167 N.; H. 729 g; cf. 406.

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