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[195] πέπτανται: sc. in order to protect from the dust. cf. “ἅρματα δ᾽ εὖ πεπυκασμένα” (well-covered) “κεῖτο Β 777, ἅρματα δ᾽ ἂμ βωμοῖσι” (platforms) “τίθει, κατὰ λῖτα πετάσσας Θ” 441.

παρὰ δέ σφιν: while by their side.

σφίν: i.e. chariots. With this, “ἑκάστῳ” is in apposition. cf. “Κ 473, ὅττι κεν ὔμμι κακὸν πέμπῃσιν ἑκάστῳ Ο” 109.

δίζυγες: the chariots of men and gods were regularly drawn by two horses. Only occasionally was a third (“παρήορος Π” 471) added.

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