χρυσαόρου: of golden sword. Cf. 15.256. Besides bow and quiver, Apollo wore a sword, like the Homeric heroes. The gleaming gold was borrowed from the sunbeams. — “ἀνώγειν [ἠνώγει”]: cf. 455 f. But Ares was busy with this work at 461, and nothing is said there of the departure of Athena as a motive for his action.
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