λαμπρόν: the thought is amplified by the rest of the verse. See § 1 h.τοῦ: ablatival gen. with “ἀπὸ ἵενται”. ἵενται: for the pres., cf. 278, 423, 5.903.—Homeric usage does not compel the belief that the poet thought of Athena as actually emitting sparks. This verse is intended simply to enliven the mention of the meteor. See § 2 e.
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