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[10] ἱρεύς: no priests are mentioned in the Greek camp. Each was at tached to a special sanctuary, which he could not leave. The prayers and sacrifices for the army were offered by the king. See on 1.62.

Ἡφαίστοιο: Hephaestus and Athena (6.88, 269, 297) were worshipped in Troy, although they opposed the Trojans in their conflicts with the Greeks (20.33 ff.). The Trojans in general adored the same divinities (Zeus, Apollo, Aphrodite, etc.) as the Greeks, just as they do not seem to have been distinguished by dress or custom. The poet, indeed, nowhere indicates a difference even in language; Greeks and Trojans converse together with perfect freedom.

ἤστην (“εἰμί”): only here in dual. Elsewhere “ἦσαν” even after “δύω”. cf. 4.393.

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