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[730] δῆσε (sc. “Ἥβη”): she bound, i.e. fastened by means of the long “ζυγόδεσμον” or yoke-strap. cf. 24.270 ff.

ἐν: adv., thereon, with “ἔβαλε.

λέπαδνα βάλε: laid the broad breaststraps. The Homeric horses drew only by means of the yoke, without ‘traces.’ Hence their relation to the pole and chariot was much freer than that of modern times, and when the pole was broken, the horses were free.

χρύσεια: adorned with (thin plates of) gold.

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