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[722] Ἥβη: on 4.2.

κύκλα: equiv. to “τροχούς”. cf. 6.42. — The poet makes his hearer see the chariot come into being. Each act of preparation is enumerated. Thus also ‘When Homer wishes to tell us how Agamemnon was dressed, he makes the king put on every article of raiment in our presence: the soft tunic, the great mantle, the beautiful sandals, and the sword,’ Lessing's Laocoön xvi. — This passage — but this alone — implies that the Homeric chariots were taken to pieces when out of use.

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