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[345] φίλα: pred. to “κρέα” and “κύπελλα”. The inf. “ἔδμεναι” is added in explanation. cf. “αἰεί τοι τὰ κάκ᾽ ἐστὶ φίλα φρεσὶ μαντεύεσθαι Α” 107.

ὀπταλέα: the Homeric heroes eat no boiled, but only roast, meat. Plato in his Republic, III. 404 c, calls attention to the fact that Homer does not make his Greeks take kettles to Troy.

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